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COMPASS MAGAZINE, November 2002

By Lisa Zheng / Translated by Patricia Li

Eslite Bookstore¡XNatural Science Museum Branch
1, Guan Chian Rd. (at museum's Shi Tuen [Hsitun] Rd. entrance)
(04) 2323-4958
Hours: 9am-5pm (closed Mondays)

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       Enter the front entrance of the National Museum of Natural Science from Shi Tuen (Hsitun) Road and you'll see the Eslite Bookstore on your right. You don' t need a museum entrance ticket to go into the bookstore. Books are arranged by 11 subjects, with subject titles on bookshelves. Subjects include nature, plants and animals and anthropology, and there is a vast selection of science books, children' s literature and stationery. Chinese and English selections are offered and you can also find nature-themed CDs. The bookstore is currently focusing on "the earth we live in" and it offers 20-centimeter globe lanterns, romantically glowing with geographic details for NT$5,500. Medium-sized globe coin banks are around NT$400. Least expensive are the inflatable globes which can be purchased for NT$100. You can find books related to current museum exhibitions, such as "Pandas" and "Genes", at the entrance of the bookstore. Beginning on November 22, a special section of Christmas cards will be offered to fit the Western calendar holiday season. Naturally, the Science Museum branch offers a large selection of nature-oriented publications. You can order books through the bookstore and there is a three-to-seven-day delivery period.

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