This weekend my bookspotting adventures took place in Taipei, Taiwan. It was magical. Earlier in the week I spotted three different people reading English books in Hong Kong, but I could not see any of the titles. I even sat across from a reader on the MTR for almost half an hour, but I could never see the title of her book. On Friday afternoon, I flew off to Taipei for the long weekend celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival. I asked for help finding my way to the subway from a young Chinese engineer, who told me there are lots of bookstores in Taipei.
The bookstore was huge and beautiful. There were people standing around reading everywhere.
I rarely see people sitting and reading like this at bookstores in the US, much less in Hong Kong.
When we weren't spotting books, we watched the dragon boat races...
...ate tons of street food...
...and even saw a few temples.
And of course, we saw more bookstores. This one was still packed at 9 pm.