Founded in 1989, eslite began as an independent bookstore specializing in arts and humanities. Today, with the unending quest for cultivating humanities, arts, creativity and lifestyle and with customer recognition, eslite has become a cultural hub offering a wide collection of books, exhibitions, events, performing arts as well as fine dining experiences by running 49 stores over Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Mainland China.
In 2012, eslite established the first store outside Taiwan at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. We hope to co-create with Hong Kong friends in building a peaceful dock in the busy bay and adding a cultural bit through our spaces and events. In 2015, eslite spectrum crossed the Victoria Harbour and opened its second store in Hong Kong at Tsim Sha Tsui, where history, culture and tourism intertwine. In 2016, we set up our third eslite spectrum store in Cityplaza at Taikoo Shing, which carries a wide range of health and lifestyle products and the largest children’s section among the three branches.
In Hong Kong, eslite continues on its path of “a comprehensive business based on a cultural and creative platform” by tying the bookstore section with the creative shops-in-shop closely, and offering a unified reading and lifestyle experience.