Founded in 1989, eslite began as an independent bookstore specializing in arts and humanities. Today, with the unending quest for cultivating humanities, arts, creativity and lifestyle and with customer recognition, eslite has become a cultural hub offering a wide collection of books, exhibitions, events, performing arts as well as fine dining experiences. eslite is a world-renowned trend-setting brand in Asia, the first in the world to operate a 24-hour bookstore. In 2004, eslite was named as “Asia’s Best” bookstore by “Time” magazine (Asia Edition), followed by “Top 100 Taiwan brand” in the cultural and creative service category by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. in 2011.