|One of the most famous - and longest - roads in Hong Kong!|
Recently a new book shop has opened in Hong Kong and it's been the talk of the town! Eslite (Chinese: 誠品書店) is one of the largest bookstore chains in Taiwan. Eslite was established in 1989 and its first store was located in Daan District, Taipei. They were the first to offer a 24-hour bookstore in Taiwan, which attracted night-time readers. They are continuing with the trend here in Hong Kong; this store will open around the clock Thursdays - Saturdays.
This new store in Hong Kong is Eslite's first venture abroad. It's positioned in a very prominent area: in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay. I went to check it out on Saturday afternoon. I'd never been to Hysan Place before and it is extremely plush. No great surprise that the high class book shop, offering far more than just books, has chosen this location.
Eslite is situated on floors 8, 9 and 10 and in order to get there I took the lift to floor 12 (not possible to get out on floor 10!) and worked my way down.
|Trying to get into the shop!|
|One of the many packed bookshelves.|
|An almost empty shelf of classics - |
maybe they were proving to be the most popular titles?
Directions: Causeway Bay MTR station, exit F. 8-10/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, 3419 6750. www.eslite.com