By: Lu Tai-cheng and Frances Huang
Taipei, April 11 (CNA) Eslite Spectrum Corp., which runs the popular Eslite bookstore chain in Taiwan, has confirmed that it is closing its Taitung store at the end of April when the lease for the site expires.
The Eslite store is housed in a historic building of Japanese architecture in Taitung City, which was once the site of the Taitung Land Department and is now a cultural and art center.
Amid rumors that the Taitung bookstore was about to close, Eslite confirmed Friday that due to expiration of its lease, it will shut down its operations there April 30.
The Eslite store in Taitung, which opened in September 2007, was one of the first major bookstores in eastern Taiwan. [FULL STORY]