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HK's 25-hour bookstore proves to be an overnight success

The Sunday run at the Eslite bookstore kicked off with a midnight talk by film director Pang Ho-cheung (above), followed by marathon reading sessions by book-lovers - and dozers - until as late as 5am.Photos: Edmond So

Nestled comfortably in an armchair, Nick Liao Liqin was curled up with Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. While this may not be a novel sight, Liao was not wiling away an afternoon at home - he was at a bookstore, and it was 5am.

Monday, 13 August, 2012, 12:04pm

Book lovers, watch this space

Eslite, the Taiwanese bookshop chain famous for its extensive collection as well as its shops and galleries, is expected to make a splash when it opens what will be Hong Kong's biggest bookshop in Causeway Bay on Saturday next week.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

War of words as bookstores face off in Causeway Bay

Book lovers will rejoice as two bookstore chains, Commercial Press and newcomer Eslite, lock horns in Causeway Bay.

Taiwanese heavyweight Eslite will open its first store in Hong Kong at Hysan Place, a new development on Hennessy Road opposite the Sogo department store, in mid-August.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Brought to books

Chen Jun perches on a sofa at Hong Kong Reader, an independent bookshop in Mong Kok, where he and a group of like-minded book lovers have been enjoying one of their regular discussions. This week their talk was on the philosophies of late French thinker Jacques Derrida, and was hosted by University of Hong Kong academic Fong Ho-yin.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Management by the book proves to be a best-seller

As manager of Page One in Festival Walk, Jenny Wong's duties are diverse, from keeping up with the latest publications to taking care of lost children

BEING STORE MANAGER for one of the company's largest branches is definitely not a walk in the park. I have to look after both frontline sales and back-office functions and make sure everything is running without a hitch.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Reading renaissance

AT FIRST GLANCE, it may seem that Hong Kong's frenetic pace of life has created a generation that absorbs ideas and information by simply glancing at the news on television, surfing the internet and flicking through the occasional magazine.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Tiananmen book hits the shelves

A book claiming to reveal how China's leaders came to order the Tiananmen Square crackdown has received steady public interest but no great rush to buy.

The Tiananmen Papers hit the shelves on Friday night and yesterday bookshops reported a large number of phone inquiries but no huge sales.

14 Jan 2001 - 12:00am