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Best libraries in Seoul: Youngpoong Bookstore Edition!

If books are your oxygen then come with me as I go on a tour of Youngpoong Bookstore which is among the best libraries in Seoul. This place is literally book heaven where you can find almost every genre that could possibly exist! Like no kidding this place actually has over a million books on offer! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump right in!

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Shortcut to book heaven

Youngpoong Bookstore is located at 41 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

The best way to get here is to take the metro. You can catch the Seoul Subway Line 1 and travel to Jonggak Station. Once you are at the station you can use exit 5 or 6. Both are just a short walk away from Youngpoong Bookstore.

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The bookstore is open everyday all year round from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Love at first read!

As soon as you step in, there are so many books waiting for you! The books are tastefully displayed on tables so you can easily pick one and browse your way through them at your own pace. You are sure to find one to fall in love with!

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The bookstore also has a dedicated shelf for special authors. You can find their whole collection on display here literally hot off the press!.

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Also make sure to stop by the best sellers section! You can find all the hottest reads in one place here.

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What’s your genre?

I have to admit this is one of the nicest libraries in Seoul because you can find books of all categories and genres here. They have books related to everything from social sciences to history and culture.

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They also have a dedicated section on educational texts. And a whole table which has books just on cooking and cuisine.

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As well as a section on cars and travel. Here you can find the latest catalogues and magazines featuring the newest car models!

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Honestly, they have something for everyone because you can get books and manuals here on anything from technology to foreign affairs.

Best deals for students!

Here is the science section for all my nerdy friends out there! The bookstore has textbooks and encyclopedias on general science, computers and engineering categories.

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But the best thing is that this section has huge discounts on science books. And by huge I mean huge like 70% off huge!

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They also have one area with books for people learning to speak Korean!

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They offer books on Korean vocabulary and grammar as well as workbooks for beginners. They also have books that help you make better conversation in Korean!

Seriously, this place has a solution for all your Korean learning woes!

Let’s buy some cute gadgets!

The fun thing about this bookstore is that you can also buy some cool gadgets at the same time! They sell a pretty interesting range of keyboards, USBs, wireless earphones and some really cute LED lamps.

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Also, check out these air pod cases with the adorable pom poms! These are available in blue, yellow and three shades of pink! Which one is your favorite?

They also offer some really good options in headphones as well.

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Final thoughts

Youngpoong Bookstore is just one of those places where you could spend hours lost among all the wonderful collections on display. Here you are guaranteed to find something according to your taste because all the shelves are really easy to navigate. Each shelf is labelled according to its genre so you can quickly scan them to locate your desired category and make a beeline for it!

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So, I have to say that this place should be on every bookworm’s list because there is no doubt that it is one of the most well-stocked libraries in Seoul!

🇵🇰 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 :)