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. Use our Seoul planner to visit Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Books as well as stationery are sold with the music data. Before you buy a book and have enough time to see the book free.
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  • When drew near, I look for the book in Seoul kyobo Book Centre joined together. Children's books was asked at the counter asked and received locate near the valet on the shelves.
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  • It is directly connected to subway Gwanghwamun Gate Station. The underground bookstore and office buildings is on. Until 10 pm and were there until closing time. Books as well as stationery was very very good. CDs and DVDs are also sold. There was space in the back corner of the reference books to study. Korean version of the manga in Japan there's cartoon corner.
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