“Through curating life and space, we hope to provide our readers a more cosy experience…”
Since its first opening in Taipei nearly 30 years ago, eslite has taken the notion of a typical bookstore and transformed it; offering visitors an all-inclusive cultural experience. “We have always been more than a bookstore. Through curating life and space, we hope to provide our readers a more cosy experience, whether they are reading, browsing, listening to music, or enjoying a cup of coffee — they can indulge in a moment of their own,” says Lynn Chang, company director of eslite.
Though a moment of peace may seem few and far between in bustling Causeway Bay, eslite cultivated a peaceful yet convivial environment that includes Taiwanese bubble tea chain Ten Ren’s Tea, cafes, a large area with children’s books and toys, and sells stationery, accessories, homeware, and locally sourced F&B items.
“Hong Kong is a busy city where people are tense, and suffering a great deal from work stress,” says Lynn. “People come here wanting to experience the atmosphere, or to initiate children into the world of reading. We want to offer respite for people, so their mind and body can relax.”