Popular Taiwanese Bookstore Eslite Will Be Opening In Kuala Lumpur

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Reading books is a great way to gain knowledge, jog the imagination, and increase language skills. There are many genres to choose from such as fiction, biographies, and even references. In fact, you can pick up on new skills just from the cost of a book or two. With that said, it’s great news to hear that the popular Taiwanese bookstore, Eslite, is planning to land on our shores!

Eslite bookstore in Taiwan
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For those who don’t know, Eslite is a really popular Taiwanese bookstore that focuses on literature and lifestyle. It is also one of the biggest bookstore chains in the country and provides English publications and translation materials.

Eslite was founded by Robert Wu back in 1989 and initially sold books regarding arts and humanity. Then, the bookstore expanded to feature more genres and begin a 24-hour operating system. In fact, it is one of the few bookstore chains around the world that is open 24-hours a day.

Eslite Japan outlet
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Besides the 48 outlets in Taiwan, you can also come across Eslite in Hong Kong, Japan, and China. The KL outlet will be its first ever South-East Asian location. As of now, the company is still conducting market research in Malaysia to ensure a proper launch.

Eslite views Malaysia as an enticing new location partly because of the Chinese population. Therefore, they may be more familiar with trends, popular books, and communication methods.

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Moving on, there is no official launch date for the store but there are expectations for it to be in 2021. However, due to the nature of the pandemic, the launch may or may not be delayed.

Furthermore, the exact location for the KL outlet has not been announced but there are reports saying it will likely be in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Additionally, the store could reach a whopping 6,600 square metres in size.

Are you excited to have Eslite open an outlet in Malaysia?