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FEATURE: Independent bookstores in Taipei offer unique range of collections and styles

RECOMMENDATIONS:Taipei’s bookstores cater to readers of all ages, nationalities and tastes, with book enthusiasts opening specialized stores across the city

By Mo Yan-chih  /  Staff reporter

People with passion for music will enjoy the rich collection of music books in Taipei Musiker House (台北音樂家書房) on Zhonghua Road. Owners Liu Dong-li (劉東黎) and Wang Zi-zhi (王子芝) are musicians who want to make music more accessible to the general public.

The bookstore features thousands of music-related books and music works, as well as a comprehensive collection of materials, including the reproductions of original manuscripts by composers such as Debussy, Chopin and Verdi. The store has attracted customers from around the world.

Bookstores around National Taiwan University and Shida area, such as Mollie Used Books (茉莉二手書店) and Standard Bookstore (水準書店) may appeal to people on a budget as theyoffer second-hand books or books with great discounts.

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