Books in Da'an


This is Taipei's most renowned bookshop chain, with locations all over town. This Dunhua S Rd location is open a fabulous 24 hours. There's a good selection of English books and magazines and it's worth it just to s…
Books in Taichung

Donghai Bookshop

A stack of ankle-high cigarette cases graces the entrance to this hippie indie bookstore, with political and sociological tomes, some in English, in the cafe with the Jim Morrison and Martin Luther King posters; lit…
Books in Taichung


A gorgeous shop and gallery inside an old house in a state of romantic crumble – there's skylight in the open kitchen, pillars with the paint peeling off them, hanging succulents and dried flowers. It sells photogra…
Books in Shilin

eslite bookstore

A small branch of this popular book chain, which stocks a selection of English books and magazines. Nice place to browse. Take Exit 2 from Shilin MRT station.