Mollie Used Books
By Uvia Chang
Translated by Angel Pu
161, GongYi Rd, B1, West District
Hours: 12-10 pm
Customers purchasing over NT$500 get a membership.
The decor of Mollie Used Books is simple, yet stylish, spacious and welcoming. The store is almost 1,000-square-meters large and has about 60,000-70,000 books, all specifically categorized, on its shelves. Like hunting for treasure, you can spend the whole afternoon here finding your favorite books. In addition, if you have books that you'd like to sell, you can always bring them here, or they'll even come to your home to pick them up.
You can immerse yourself in the world of books as the noisiness outside the bookstore has been blocked off. With the exception of textbooks, you can find almost any books that you might normally see at King Stone or Eslite bookstores. All subject areas, including literature, the arts, movies, music and even some older out-of-print books and comic books, are organized in an orderly fashion. The cheapest books are NT$10, new books are discounted 35% off market retail prices, and the other books are 50% to 70% off.
Mollie also sells used CDs, VCDs and little decorations that look brand-new for very low prices. After buying the books you want, there is a dining area where you can enjoy healthy light meals such as sandwiches, toast, waffles and various drinks (like German organic herbal teas). There is also a 33-square-meter multipurpose space right by the entrance; those interested in holding an exhibition or forum on literature and art there can contact the store.