They say ‘Library doors are a getaway to anywhere’ . In fact, entering a library in Seoul transports you in its various books.
Libraries in Seoul are a must see. From architecture wonders to cozy narrow spaces, libraries in Seoul have each their own charm. In this article. i will introduce you to the most popular libraries in Seoul :
Coex mall Starfield library
Unquestionably, this library is a must when you visit Seoul
Very popular for its aesthetics, visitors line up in the entrance to take the perfect shot of it.
This library is inside Coex Mall in Gangnam district in Seoul. It is accessible and connects directly to the mall, making it an ideal place for you to indulge in your books and have fun.
In addition, You have multiple seating options. you can have a seat downstairs. Or a little more concealed in the silence for people who want to enjoy a moment.
Plenty of books that turn heads
The library offers a wide range of books. More than 50,000 books in different categories such as humanities, economics, and hobbies. In addition, many sections are dedicated to 400 magazines and popular authors. Take a moment to admire the scenery, all these books stalled in 13 meter high bookshelfs is Very IMPRESSIVE In itself.
The library often exhibits different art projects in the middle which makes it an Insta-worthy picture.
Arc n book
With its different locations, this library became popular with its aesthetically pleasing arc shape.
‘Arc N Book’ is a unique cultural space which combines a bookstore and a lifestyle shop. It is a curated bookstore which is separated into 4 themed sections: Daily, Weekend, Style, and Inspiration. The place encourages its visitors to expand their knowledge as they explore the various book genres available inside the store.
By having visitors experience and share books, the store aims to create a space where people can connect together through their love of books.
THE bookstore of reference, I always find what i am looking for easily. And It even has a foreign book section with books written in various languages for foreigners to enjoy.
It counts a stationery store where you can find cute notebooks. And an electronics shop and a coffee shop. It goes without saying, it has some spots where you can sit comfortably to read a book and enjoy your coffee.
It may not be aesthetic or original as its competitors but you are sure to find what you’re looking for. You can check out their website in advance if you’re looking for a specific book: www.kyobobook.co.kr
Definitely, my favorite library in Seoul.
Not known by many as it is located inside a cultural space called Sounds Urban Resort Hannam.
“Still Books” is a bookstore created by JOH, the publisher of Korea’s famous B MAGAZINE. To my pleasure, I can find here all the English editions of the B Magazine.
The store has a broad selection of big bookstores with the independent spirit of small bookstores. It features a varied selection of Korean novels and magazines from overseas beautifully arranged across the store’s spacious four floors.
Beside books, the store exhibits a variety of items by theme:
Each month the entire shop’s selection changes to suit the monthly theme and past themes included food, travel, and more.
If you’re looking for second-hand books, Seoul has many hidden gems for a bargain.
Seoul Book Repository is the city’s first public secondhand bookstore,. It is located in Songpa-gu and opened in 2019. The place offers a wide range of used books.
Built into the rows of iron-frame bookshelves, creating a tunnel, it quickly became an instagrammable place.