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21 March 2011 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
I'm going to Taipei soon. Can anyone recommend any good bookstores? Stores with good language sections of course but also any large bookstores with a good selection of native materials.
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21 March 2011 at 4:54am | IP Logged 
Eric,

I'm not too familiar with bookstores that are exclusively language oriented, but Eslite
bookstores (誠品書店) are very big and have big language sections as well. The biggest one
that I know of is near the Taipei 101. (get off at 台北市政府 station and ask for 誠品書店).

I would recommend going to the Learning English for Chinese section and try to look for
those 10 000+ English phrase books and use them the other way around. They are a gold
mine.

Edited by Vlad on 21 March 2011 at 4:55am

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21 March 2011 at 6:27am | IP Logged 
Sounds great, Vlad. Thanks for the help.
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Have you seen this by any chance?

Taiwan's largest bookstore
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21 March 2011 at 7:36am | IP Logged 
Etracher,

Yep, that is the one.
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I'm off there too very shortly, and quite excited about it.

Can you get the Nicholas Bodman Taiwanese book at this monster shop, or the Maryknoll course?

Or do you have to go to the Maryknoll institute itself for their books?
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26 March 2011 at 3:30pm | IP Logged 
I didn't see any books on Taiwanese in English. I saw a section on Hakka but didn't look carefully at it.
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Ichiro wrote:
I'm off there too very shortly, and quite excited about it.

Can you get the Nicholas Bodman Taiwanese book at this monster shop, or the Maryknoll course?

Or do you have to go to the Maryknoll institute itself for their books?


The Bodman Taiwanese book is so long out of print that you can only buy it second-hand. The best resource for that is the Internet.

You can only get the Maryknoll books from Maryknoll itself, but there's a branch located in Taipei if you want to go. The address is on their website.


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