Kyobo Bookstore is Korea's largest chain of bookstores. Approximately 2.3 million books are categorized electronically so you can easily find whatever selection you are looking for. It is always crowded with people, especially on weekends with readers both young and old enjoying a good book.
Kyobo also hosts a variety of events, including a book of the month event where authors come and meet with readers to discuss their work. There's also a character shop, a stationery store and a music store where you can listen to your favorite album. The foreign book corner is popular among foreigners because there are numerous books written in various languages. Those unable to find specific titles can order them for delivery at the counter.
[ Branches in Seoul ]
There are many streets around Kyobo Bookstore famous for delicious food. If it's traditional spirits and tasty side dishes you're after then head straight to Pimatgol. There are many different dishes to enjoy in a comfortable atmosphere. The Chungjin-dong haejang-guk (broth to relieve hangover) street and the Mukyo-dong octopus restaurants nearby are also very famous.
Carrying numerous national and international bestsellers and just about every other book imaginable, Gangnam's Kyobo Bookstore is a popular meeting point for people of all ages. It was also the filming location for the drama, "Yeongae Sidae (Alone In Love)."
1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
www.kyobobook.co.kr (Korean only)
How To Use
Admission / Participation Fees:
Paid (free parking time varies by amount spent within bookstore)
1) City Hall (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 2), Exit 4.
Walk approx. 20 min following Sejong-daero. The building will appear to your right.
2) Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
Use the underpath directly connected to the station.
For more information about the location, visit the official website
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restdateculture: The day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)