Special-Request Books in Taiwan

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Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby ichbinjenny » 23 May 2012, 20:49

As I've posted in other threads, I have a small card and book shop in Taichung. I'm expanding our selection of books to include imported books from the US and Canada, primarily graphic novels and literary fiction, and other more interesting books you won't find in larger bookstores in Taiwan.

If you have any special requests, please let me know. You can PM me here or email me at jenny@wilsenpublishing.com. I need to know the title of the book and the ISBN. Tell me if you want the hardcover or the paperback edition. For special orders, the book's price will be the publisher's list price (the regular retail price) converted from USD to NTD. Special orders must be paid for in advance, before the order's deadline.

The deadline for special requests for our next order is 6pm May 28, 2012.

In case anyone is wondering -- No, I am not an English teacher and this is not my hobby. My company is registered in Taiwan and can provide you official receipts if you so desire.

I'll update this post and try to keep it current.
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby ichbinjenny » 24 May 2012, 12:10

Bump, for the day people...
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby bumclouds » 24 May 2012, 22:45

I'm not in Taichung, but have you considered importing English technical books (computer programming, electronics, etc)?

My foreign coworkers tell me there's only one shop in Taipei with a broad selection of English technical books.

If your shop is in the vicinity of any technology companies with foreign workers, there might be some potential customers there. Just a thought.
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby PapaAzucar » 26 May 2012, 16:41

bumclouds wrote:My foreign coworkers tell me there's only one shop in Taipei with a broad selection of English technical books.

Which Taipei bookstore has the best technical book selection in English?
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby NeonNoodle » 26 May 2012, 17:22

PapaAzucar wrote:
bumclouds wrote:My foreign coworkers tell me there's only one shop in Taipei with a broad selection of English technical books.

Which Taipei bookstore has the best technical book selection in English?


Bumclouds might be referring to Ten Long bookstore. At least that's where I go to get my fix of technical and math books. The address is 台北市重慶南路一段107號1樓.
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby trubadour » 26 May 2012, 17:24

email sent!
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby PapaAzucar » 27 May 2012, 19:36

NeonNoodle wrote:
PapaAzucar wrote:
bumclouds wrote:My foreign coworkers tell me there's only one shop in Taipei with a broad selection of English technical books.

Which Taipei bookstore has the best technical book selection in English?


Bumclouds might be referring to Ten Long bookstore. At least that's where I go to get my fix of technical and math books. The address is 台北市重慶南路一段107號1樓.

Okay. I had to use Google Translate to get it.
To save the trouble for others, the address for the Taipei tech bookstore is

No. 107, Section 1, Chongqing South Rd, Taipei, Taiwan.

The closest MRT is National Taiwan University Hospital Station.
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby ichbinjenny » 12 Jul 2012, 00:14

Thanks to the few people who requested books in our first book order! The books (mostly graphic novels and literary fiction) in the store are going fast and so I'm placing another order early next week.

The deadline for our next order is 6pm on Monday, Jul 16, 2012.
This is the day/time that books must be paid (via wire transfer) for in order to be part of the order.

You can fill out the form on the website (http://www.wilsenpublishing.com/?p=374), and we'll be in touch ASAP about availability and pricing. The website is updated often, and it soon will have many more details on the ordering process. Contact info is also on the site -- feel free to email or call directly.

Re: Bumcloud's suggestion to import technical and math books. Sure, I can get practically any book you'd like. The shop however won't stock these books since we're going more for literary fiction, graphic novels, food, and lifestyle books.

*One change from my original post: The price of special order books might not be a straight conversion of the US price. Not all books are discounted equally, so we will provide a quote for you after receiving your request. Thanks!
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby ichbinjenny » 12 Jul 2012, 14:25

(bump for the day people)
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Re: Special-Request Books in Taiwan

Postby trubadour » 12 Jul 2012, 18:53

bum*****s, I placed an order on amazon last night!>(
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