Causeway Bay Books set to reopen in TaipeiLocal | 17 Jul 2017 6:00 pm
Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books is planning to reopen in Taipei next year, according to its former manager Lam Wing-kei, local media reports said.
The bookstore was forcefully closed last year following the detention of five of its staff, including Lam, by China.
"[The reopening] is symbolic of the resistance against China in the spirit of Causeway Bay Books,” Lam said in an interview with the Chinese-language Liberty Times, the sister newspaper of the Taipei Times.
The store is to be sponsored by a Hong Kong democracy group that wished to remain anonymous and whose leader participated in the pro-democracy protest in the city on July 1, Lam said.
The sponsor wants a swift reopening, but the "timing is not ideal,” because "Taiwanese independent bookstores fare worse than their Hong Kong counterparts,” Lam said, referring to a famed bookstore in Tainan that folded in April and another in Taipei that is facing a financial crisis.