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Arc N Book Library- A Fantastically Ornate Book Lover’s Paradise

There are plenty of magical ways to discover Seoul. And when it comes to indulging in intriguing pastime activities, what better place for bookworms than Arc N Book Library.

Say hello to one of the city’s upwards trends. We’re referring to bookstore browsing for days. And whether you’re an educator or a library enthusiast, one thing is for sure. You’ll surely fall in love at first sight.

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Most importantly, we bet you’re wondering what makes this place stand out from others. For starters, it’s got an alluring charm of its own. And it’s safe to say, the versatility speaks for itself.

Here’s everything you need to know and more about this enthralling can’t-miss-spot of the city.

Arriving at Arc N Book Library

Located in the Euljiro district of Seoul, you’ll find this place in an instant. Also, you can reach your desired destination by taking the subway to Euljiro 1 (il)-ga Station. This is subway line 2. Don’t forget to take the exit 1-1. This will take you directly to the library.

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Meanwhile, the library is open every day of the week from 10 am to 10 pm.

Getting here

A book lover’s guide to Seoul- Arc N Book Library

It would not be wrong to call this Seoul’s ‘It’ bookstore for obvious reasons. The stunning views and spacious aura are rarely seen anywhere else. Did we mention the sleek architecture too?

Without a doubt, it tops lists for Seoul’s hidden gems. And Instagrammers won’t be disappointed as well. At the same time, you’ll adore how beautifully it showcases books. Also,  you don’t need to be a bookworm to cherish this adventure.

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Captivating cultural space for days

Just when you thought libraries were daunting and boring comes a revolutionizing name in the book game. Arc N Book library screams cultural space from miles. And that’s all thanks to the inviting aura. As you walk past lines and lines of books, you’ll be intrigued to discover more.

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The dreamy interiors comprise of art deco themed greatness. Let’s not forget the warmly-lit atmosphere. All in all, words fail to describe the experience. Therefore, a single visit is a must, if not two.

Sit back and relax with lifestyle amenities

As you keep making your way forward, there’s no end to the grand surprises. Not only does Arc n Book Library serve as a cultural sit, but there’s also plenty of lifestyle amazements too. For instance, there are cafes as well as lounging areas. These are fully established with a lot of charging outlets too.

Whether you’re in the mood for a light snack on the go or a refreshing dose of caffeine, feel free to indulge. There’s an extensive menu on offer. And with fresh aromas in the air, you simply can’t resist.

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Let’s not forget how they allow you to lounge in the store. And believe it or not, this gave me another reason to love this place.

Arc N Book Library- where aesthetic dreams come true

While Seoul is home to countless tourist hotspots, this ranks towards the top. And in case you didn’t know, the aesthetics have a lot to do with it.

The store’s styling screams of quirky touches. Let’s take the famous bright red centerpiece. It’s a real telephone box, standing adorably next to a lamppost Therefore, you’ll always find tourists and locals, huddling over for pictures here. And why not- it serves as a distinguishing background for obvious reasons.

Moving on, your eyes will catch the beautifully themed sections. Most importantly, the bookstore actually has unique divisions. That’s something different as most places contain normal categories such as Fiction as well as Non-Fiction. Here, it’s a whole different ballgame. You’ll find divisions like Daily, Inspiration, Style, and Weekend too. How’s that for versatility?

It’s heaven on earth for book enthusiasts

Believe it or not, the store has the capacity to stock about 30,000 books. And even if you wanted to count, you’d surely lose track. Similar to other bookstores in the city, the majority of books are in Korean language. However, that doesn’t take away the fame from the grand English book selection too.

But if we had to pick one memorable feature from our library visit trip, it would have to be the corridor. This comprises of an archway that’s filled with lines of books. Certainly, it goes all the way towards the ceiling.

At the same time, you’ll be appalled at how it all resonates with Harry Potter type vibes. And in this case, we’re referring to the antique aura, complete with wooden frames.

With stellar book wall tunnels and a serene atmosphere too, we know you’ll be hooked in this leisurely location. And for that reason, this place will make you come back for more.

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🇵🇰 Majid Mushtaq

Majid Mushtaq is a passionate content creation wizard, Youtuber, traveler, and selfie-fanatic. He is currently living in Seoul and after being bitten by the travel bug, he has been to 25 countries. He loves writing about cultures, technology, food and more food. Gracias :)