What you need to know
Good Eye Taipei’s recommendations for Taipei’s best places to browse the shelves.
To get a taste of a city’s cultural landscape, the first place many visitors hit is a local bookstore. This is no different in Taipei.
Beyond the well-known Eslite bookstore chain and its 24-hour Dunnan Store, Taipei is home to many independent bookstores, each with their own unique taste and curation of publications.
“Good Eye Taipei,” a new bilingual Taipei city guide, shares six independent bookstores in the city to check out.
Taiwan’s first zine specialty store with a unique taste in books.
A bookstore and project space run by designers.
Taiwanese, Japanese and Hong Kongese subculture manga and publications specialty store.
Jin Xiang Ju Books
An old-school vintage bookstore well worth the trip.
A curation of all Taiwan-related books and merchandise.
Hidden in a brick warehouse, a secret land of goods and books from all over the world.
“Good Eye Taipei” can be purchased at all major bookstores in Taiwan. Check out TNL’s interview with the author here.
Editor: Edward White