It was through a simple google search for a bookstore nearby while I was in Taiwan that I found Eslite Bookstore and oh was I so happy to have found it. We stayed blocks away from Zhongxiao Fuxing Station and on my free days alone and free to roam, I would take the MRT to Taipei Main Station to visit the Eslite Bookstore blocks from Taipei 101. The amazing thing about Eslite is their all-in-one approach which is to bundle every girl’s wants into one giant place. First they have the best books on photography I’ve ever seen and their magazine section is humongous - there’s so much to choose from. Once you find that perfect book or magazine, there’s great wine bar on the bottom floor in the food court where you can sip on wine and enjoy your book or magazine. If you find that you miss your girlfriends, invite them over for high tea. There’s a restaurant on another floor that serves high tea. If you’re looking for a gift, visit the stationary section. It’s full of awesome calendars, pens, pretty papers and journals or you can go to the second floor that has shops full of clothes, household items, and cute knickknacks. This is every girl’s dream and it puts Barnes and Nobles into shame (Sorry B&N, I still love you when I’m in Seattle)!
I don’t know what people dream about doing all day but for me spending time in this bookstore is it.