Eslite opens stunning bookstore in Chiayi Art Museum

Eslite Bookstore has opened on the first floor of Building A of the Chiayi Art Museum from January 2021. (Courtesy of Taipei Walker/Eslite Bookstore)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Eslite opened a new bookstore on the first floor of the Chiayi Art Museum (Building A) in January for the joy of all book lovers young and old.  

Taipei Walker reported that the Chiayi Art Museum, which reopened last September after a quick renovation, is located on the former site of the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation, Chiayi Branch.

The main building dates back to the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945).  

Eslite Bookstore has opened on the first floor of Building A of the Chiayi Art Museum from January 2021. (Courtesy of Eslite Bookstore)

On the theme of “a beautiful encounter between art and reading,” the Eslite bookstore has invited local artist Leong Siew-wai to create murals with various impressions of Chiayi.  

The Chiayi Art Museum, which was renovated and opened last September, is the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation’s former site, Chiayi Branch, during the Japanese rule (1895-1945).  (Courtesy of Taipei Walker/Eslite Bookstore)

The bookstore also features a selection of art and lifestyle books as well as some experiential activities, making the bookstore a top destination on weekends for an #Instaworthy cultural journey.  

The bookstore also features a selection of art and lifestyle books and some experiential activities. (Courtesy of Eslite Bookstore)

 The museum will also plan events and book recommendations that echos the themes of the museum’s exhibitions.  

The museum will also plan events and book recommendations that echos the themes of the museum’s exhibitions. (Courtesy of Eslite Bookstore)

What’s more? Located in the former police station and fire department during the Japanese rule in Huwei, Yunlin, the Eslite Huwei Store is the first Eslite store in Taiwan to be opened in a historical building.  

In celebration of its seventh anniversary, the bookstore is partnering with the local store “Yunlin Memory Cool” to launch a bike tour event for you to experience the daily life of the small town of Huwei and visit the quaint historical houses. 


Eslite bookstore in Chiayi Art Museum  
How to get there? | No. 101, Guangning Street, West District, Chiayi City
Opening time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays