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Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, Seoul

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At Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, peruse some 2.3 million volumes, including English-language books, as well as stationary and knickknacks. This flagship store breathed new life into the depressed Korean publishing industry when it opened in 1981, built beneath the headquarters of its parent company Kyobo. If you're looking for anything in particular, the store employs electronic categorization, allowing you to search for titles both in English and Korean, and English-speaking staff attend the information desks. Look out for the branch's book-of-the-month event, where authors take part in Q&A sessions on site. To visit Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun on your holiday in Seoul, and find out what else Seoul has to offer, use our Seoul vacation generator.
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  • Who doesn't love a good bookstore? The Kyobo Bookstore has been around since . . .well, forever, it seems, and it still pulls me in every time I visit Seoul. The selection of books in Korean is vast, ...  more »
  • Beautiful sensual aroma when you walk in makes you immediately warm to this place. Besides large VBou selection of books there's CDs DVDs hifi gear gifts etc and a cafe and restaurant.  more »
  • I think this the the one of the biggest book store in the world, really! Whenever I visit Korea, I never fail to visit this bookstore because, literally I could start to swim in the enormous stream of...  more »