Reading Mi bookshop in Taiwan. Photo: courtesy of Reading Mi

Take it as read: bookshops can use design to survive in the digital age

Despite the omnipresence of e-books and online libraries, bricks and mortar retailers such as Taiwan’s Eslite, which has stores here, are redefining book culture through chic cafes, cosy nooks, high-end design and 24-hour shopping

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Reading Mi bookshop in Taiwan. Photo: courtesy of Reading Mi
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Peta Tomlinson

Peta Tomlinson

Peta Tomlinson is an Asia-focused journalist who has lived and worked in Australia and Hong Kong. Making the most of her global mobile office, she contributes to South China Morning Post on topics including design, property, lifestyle and special reports.