The gift might be in the giving, but the same cannot always be said of the shopping. We all have at least one friend or family member for whom buying presents is nigh on impossible, because, frankly, what do you get for someone who wants for nothing?
Taiwan-import Eslite, and Hong Kong’s largest bibliophile bolthole at Causeway Bay’s Hysan Place, has an idea; this temple of tomes understands that books can make the best bestowals.
First opened in 1989 in Taipei, the Fragrant Harbour location marked the brand’s first overseas foray. Following in the footsteps of the original offering, it focuses on art, design and humanities, although its range of 230,000 titles – around a third of which are English language – reaches far beyond just that.
And, there’s even better news for Peninsula guests that don’t wish to cross the water to worship the written word, as Eslite has recently started a new chapter a fountain pen’s flick from the hotel.
The two-storey store celebrates ‘Travellers, Taiwan, Diversity and Culture’, and features 25,000+ publications in both Chinese and English, as well as lifestyle items from premium, indie brands from Taiwan, Hong Kong and beyond that are bound to get you in that difficult friend or family member’s good books.
8-10/F / Hysan Place / 500 Hennessy Rd / Causeway Bay / +852 3419 6789 / 10am-10pm Sun-Thu, 10am-11pm Fri-Sat / & 2-3/F / Star House / 2 Salisbury Rd / TST / +852 3419 1088 / 10am-10pm daily / eslitecorp.com