Taipei’s 45-year-old Chien Hung Bookstore will close down

One of the oldest bookstores in Taipei will close for business in September

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/05/03
By: Judy Lo, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Image/Chien Hung Bookstore Facebook page

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 45-year-old Chien Hung Bookstore (建弘書局) will close down in September, as it announced on its Facebook page.

Traditional bookstores are being edged out of business, as customers now purchase books and stationery mostly online, with Chien Hung soon joining them.

Chongqing South Road (重慶南路) used to be lined with bookstores and was called the “road of bookstores.” With a high concentration of cram schools only a few blocks away, this area attracted many publishers and book retailers in the old days.    [FULL  STORY]

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