Taipei residents are used to unstable weather conditions. Whether it’s heavy rain or blazing hot, we find a way to cope.
For example, you can visit Zhongshan Underground Book Street to avoid harsh weather and take in the creative vibe.
This underground street, Eslite Underground R79, connects MRT Zhongshan Station with Shuanglian Station and has operated since August 2017. With a length of over 270 meters, it’s Taiwan’s longest book street and a trove for book lovers.
Underground streets are not uncommon. But an underground street featuring cultural creativity, books, arts like Eslite Underground R79 is rarely seen, isn’t it?
Centered around the theme of “Underground, Reading, Bazaar,” Eslite Underground R79 wants to incorporate arts, cultures and reading into our daily life, making them as natural as breathing and eating, so that we can enjoy reading and bathe in art.
To build a treasure trove for books, Eslite Underground R79 offers a wide-ranging collection of books in a street setting where diverse independent stores and stalls are housed in arcades, bringing a vibrant energy of creativity.
Ri Xing Type Foundry has collaborated with Eslite Stationary Store for the first time to host introductory letterpress printing workshops and sell products such as metal types, stamps and postcards. You can also pick your idiom of the day and use a “letterpress box” to document your life.
Under the arcade of Eslite Underground R79, you can get good books, quality coffee, delicious food, and even some amazing designer products. Book lovers can stay here for a whole day without feeling bored!
1 free all-natural fruit popsicle (Classic Passion Fruit Flavor) at Ice Spring with an overall purchase of over 1,000 NT on the same day at Eslite Underground R79. Please present all receipts and this voucher.
Eslite Underground R79
Stores B1-B48 (except for B24 and B26) of Zhongshan Underground Street, B1 level, 16 Nanjing West Road, Taipei City 103,Taiwan
Store Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10:00-22:00