Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, Seoul

4.7
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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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  • It is in the life insurance building. Kyoho Bunko is a chain bookstore in Korea, and this is the head office. In addition to books, there are also shops such as stationery, toys, cosmetics, miscellaneous goods, cafes and restaurants, and you can enjoy it for half a day.
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  • Very pleased with this store. A teenager has to do something. An adult won't get bored either. A lot of interesting and high-quality things. Attention - the store is underground! The entrance to it through the underpass.
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  • You can buy, see a lots of books in there. It was very nice experience. Also, services are good! I recommend strongly.
  • It's a very large and well designed bookstore. However, if you are visiting here on weekends or national holidays, you should note that the place could be very crowded. Nonetheless, I highly recommend visiting here because it a great selection of books, records, movies, and digital gadgets.
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