Taiwanese lifestyle bookstore chain eslite Spectrum has three locations in Hong Kong, including a 41,000 sq ft flagship store at Hysan Place (500 Hennessy Road).
eslite Spectrum, founded in 1989 in Taiwan, features spacious bookstores full of interesting books, stationery products, and a range of related lifestyle items.
The chain’s first Hong Kong store (as the company’s first shop outside of Taiwan) was established in August 2012 at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay.
eslite Spectrum Hysan Place covers an area of 41,000 sq ft, with a collection that holds around 300,000 copies of about 100,000 book titles, making the place one of the best-stocked bookshops in Hong Kong.
Sitting in the middle of the thriving business district of Hong Kong, eslite Spectrum Hysan Place aims to be one of the cultural centres within Causeway Bay, providing products, activities, and events that will add new thinking to the area.
eslite Spectrum Harbour City’s Star House store, meanwhile, sits at the very heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, where history, culture, and tourism intertwine.
Speciality areas within the eslite Spectrum shop at Star House include its themed collections of books related to travel, Taiwan, diversity, and culture, as well as a selection of Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and other transnational design brands.
The second floor of the Star House store is dedicated to creative life, featuring carefully selected premium brand articles for a beautiful lifestyle. The same floor also has a “Meet Taiwan” section, a premium stationery shop and a bookstore.
Third floor of eslite Spectrum Star House is focused on arts and humanities, with books and magazine collections that revolve around design and trends in three different sections: “Art and Gifts”, “Masterpieces” (handmade designs), and “Design for Life” (sophisticated items for everyday life).
Overall, the Star House location has over 200,000 book titles and more than 80,000 lifestyle items ranging from movies and music to stationery, eslite design products, educational toys, and delicatessen.
Finally, eslite Spectrum Cityplaza has many highlights, such as a veritable sea of books, the largest reading space for children in Hong Kong, and up to 10,000 children’s books that cover all ages from toddlers and children to teens.
Cityplaza store also carries a collection of over 7,000 puzzle toys and educational equipment.
The underlying themes of the Cityplaza store are “home” and “family”, which includes home decorations, cuisine, kitchen utensils, and other home brands that promote a great lifestyle. There is also a specially designed Handmade Studio for crafting activities.
eslite Spectrum Bookstore Locations in Hong Kong
eslite Spectrum Cityplaza
18 Taikoo Shing Road, Shop 074, G/F / Shop 144, 1/F, Cityplaza
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm
eslite Spectrum Harbour City
3 Salisbury Road, 2/F & 3/F, Star Annex, Star House, Harbour City
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm
eslite Spectrum Hysan Place
500 Hennessy Road, 8-10/F, Hysan Place
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm
The official Facebook page for eslite Spectrum Hong Kong is available at www.facebook.com/esliteHK.
Most of the posts at the Facebook page, however, are related to eslite Spectrum’s lifestyle products range, eslite Living (www.esliteliving.com).