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Page One in Sogo

Postby browny » 22 May 2012, 15:10

Does anyone know if the Page One bookstore located within the Sogo department store is still around? Someone told me that they thought that it had closed down but wasn't exactly sure.
Is it still open?
I would like to go to the Page One in Taipei 101 but it doesn't fit my time schedule. I really miss the size and the way that Page One looked like when it first opened at Taipei 101. Now it is just a shadow of its former self. Oh well.
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby AmoyMama » 22 May 2012, 16:47

Yeah, I think it's gone. Pity.
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby Feiren » 22 May 2012, 16:53

Yeah, well it was a pretty stupid idea to open a huge English-language bookstore in an expensive location in a non-english speaking country. What were they thinking?

I liked it too.
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby ichbinjenny » 22 May 2012, 23:19

Feiren wrote:Yeah, well it was a pretty stupid idea to open a huge English-language bookstore in an expensive location in a non-english speaking country. What were they thinking?

I liked it too.


Right-o. :+) They should have opened a small one on a back alley in Taichung instead.
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby Pingdong » 23 May 2012, 01:20

probably be in business still if they had :)

the one in taipei 101 is still there though right?
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby lostinasia » 23 May 2012, 06:57

Pingdong wrote:probably be in business still if they had :)

the one in taipei 101 is still there though right?

It was still there a couple of months ago, but even smaller, and now hiding: you have to down a corridor near where its entrance used to be. It's hard enough to find now, and so much reduced, that I doubt it'll be there much longer; that floor (building!) is now basically reserved for high-end brand stores catering to Mainland Chinese tourists.
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby the bear » 23 May 2012, 08:44

lostinasia wrote:
Pingdong wrote:probably be in business still if they had :)

the one in taipei 101 is still there though right?

It was still there a couple of months ago, but even smaller, and now hiding: you have to down a corridor near where its entrance used to be. It's hard enough to find now, and so much reduced, that I doubt it'll be there much longer; that floor (building!) is now basically reserved for high-end brand stores catering to Mainland Chinese tourists.


I won't go near it now anyway because it is full of said mainland tourists bellowing at each other at the top of their lungs. Even the Jason's has switched its focus on to Asian snack foods. Might as well just stick a big red flag on top of yao-ling-yao.
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Re: Page One in Sogo

Postby naijeru » 26 May 2012, 06:27

Feiren wrote:Yeah, well it was a pretty stupid idea to open a huge English-language bookstore in an expensive location in a non-english speaking country. What were they thinking?

I liked it too.

I suppose it was inevitable. Page One was a great refuge when I was in Taiwan. At least it'll always be big in my memories. That said, it sucked as a bookstore, I only went there to look at magazines.
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