全世界矚目焦點! 誠品信義店接棒24小時書店 | See you at the new 24-hour bookstore: Eslite Xinyi!

Eslite Xinyi store. (Courtesy of Eslite Bookstore)

【看CP學英文】誠品書店董事長吳旻潔今(23)日於記者會公布24小時書店接班人為誠品「信義店」,預計於5月29日開始試營運,與敦南店無縫接軌。

Eslite Xinyi Store will become the next 24-hour bookstore in Taipei, Eslite Spectrum announced on Thursday. The popular bookstore will start its 24-hour trial on May 29, two days before another 24-hour Dunnan store officially closes.

吳旻潔表示,希望新24小時書店是一間每一個讀者都能「看得見的書店」,以豐富的內容對應千百種讀者。

Wu Min-chieh, chairman of Eslite Spectrum Corp., expressed hopes that the new 24-hour bookstore can “be noticeable to every reader,” providing a range of books that meets the demands of thousands of readers. 

「誠品敦南店是每個人心中的玫瑰,大家一起擁有它,但每個人的玫瑰都不同」吳旻潔也強調,敦南店是她「沒有辦法說再見的地方。」

“Eslite Dunnan bookstore is like a rose in every reader’s heart. Although we all have one, each person has his or her unique rose,” Wu said, adding that the Dunnan store is a place she will never be able to say goodbye.

2006年開幕的誠品信義旗艦店座落在信義精華區,聯通市府捷運站,擁有絕佳的交通地理位置。

Xinyi store, which opened in 2006 sitting nearby Taipei City Hall metro station, is located at the economic and cultural center of Taipei city. 

信義店共有超過17萬書籍選物,且書店面積是敦南店的2.5倍,裡面不僅有全台唯一24小時唱片行、24小時的生鮮超市,還有深夜咖啡與調酒,要打造一座生活與晝夜閱讀的博物館。

Xinyi store features more than 170,000 books and in a space 2.5 times larger than the Dunnan store. What’s more? There is a music shop, and a supermarket opened 24-hour inside the building. In the late-night, you can also have a cup of coffee. This new bookstore will be turned into a day and night reading museum.

誠品信義店|Eslite Xinyi store. (Courtesy of Eslite Bookstore)

誠品敦南店陪伴讀者30年,即將於2020年5月31日正式謝幕。登上CNN評選全球最酷書店,全世界第一間24小時不斷電的書店,成為台灣最具代表性的文化指標。

Most people don’t know but Eslite Dunnan Bookstore, which is open 24/7 since 1990, will close on May 31. As the first 24-hour bookstore in the world, the Dunnan store was praised by CNN as one of the “coolest bookstores in the world.” It has since become one of the cultural landmarks of Taiwan. 

時間倒轉至1989年,第一間誠品書店創立於台北市仁愛路圓環。1995年,搬遷到現今敦南店店址。當初宣布遷店時,收到顧客意見回饋,讀者問反映「為什麼不能有一家不打烊的店。」

In 1989, the first Eslite bookstore was located on the Ren’Ai Roundabout in Taipei. In 1995, the bookstore was relocated to the present address. After announcing its plans to move to the new location, Eslite Bookstore received feedback from readers, among which someone wrote: “Why can’t we have a bookstore that runs every day 24 hours.”

到5月31日熄燈,累積共18萬6000多個小時不斷電,也創下世界紀錄,30年走來誠品書店從一開始只賣書籍,後來延伸到音樂、表演廳、電影院等,近年來許多分店更以複合式商場經營,讓大家看見更多台灣在地文創品牌,但是仍堅持初衷保持「閱讀」信念。

As of Dec. 31, 2019, the Eslite Dunnan bookstore had been open for over 186,000 hours without closing, setting a world record for bookstores. Over the past 30 years, Eslite has gradually developed into a comprehensive cultural space with a performance hall, movie theaters, and galleries.

Meanwhile, it has pursued a hybrid business model — combining traditional bookstores and shopping malls — that has made local brands in Taiwan come under the spotlight. Still, the core focus is on promoting reading, that would never change.