By: Pan Chih-yi and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 18 (CNA) Eslite Bookstore founder Robert C.Y. Wu (吳清友) died of heart
disease at Taipei Medical University Hospital Tuesday, the bookstore announced. He was 66.
The Tainan native founded Eslite Bookstore (誠品書店）in January 1989 in Taipei, and developed it into an arts and cultural brand name that has now expanded to Hong Kong and China.
Under Wu’s leadership, the Eslite Group now operates 42 stores in Taiwan, three in Hong Kong and one in China, some of which are open 24 hours a day. The brand also covers art galleries, seminar halls, performance halls and movie theaters. [FULL STORY]