If you are a book lover living in South Korea, you are probably one of the luckiest people. There are so many options for you to enjoy your weekend or evening. The country has multiple and unique bookstores such as Kyobo Bookstore, you can just lose yourself in piles of books there.
Today these cool bookstores are also a hot spot for tourists to visit. Going to a library or bookstore is also a great way of unwinding your mind. There are a lot of attractions and places where one can go and have fun like malls, amusement parks, etc. However, if you want to have fun and relax at the same time, visit Kyobo Bookstore in Gwanggyo.
It is one of Korea’s largest bookstore chains, and it has been so for many years. All the locals love to visit the store on a weekend or when they have a day off. If you are a foreigner looking for a good book to read, this is where you should go. They have almost every book in their stores, and if they can’t find the one you are looking for you can always order it. Due to this convenience, many people straight away head to their store instead of looking here and there.
The ambiance of Kyobo Bookstore
Kyobo Bookstore has a great ambiance; the areas are well-lit and spacious so that you don’t feel too crowded. Even though many people visit the place, it is still very clean, and quite relaxing.
It is like the dream place for booklovers, once you are inside, you won’t want to leave. This is also the aim of their building. They built a clean, relaxing, spacious, and over-all nice spot for book readers. The bookstore is huge with approximately 110,000 books; there are many options for foreigners, not only in English but other languages as well.
Unlike other bookstores, Kyobo Bookstore wants you to stay, which is why it has a living room type of feel to it. There are two big reading tables and comfy sofa seats. If you get tired of scrolling through the books, you can take a break and start again when you feel refreshed.
Children Love Kyobo Bookstore
There are many places that children want to go to, but a bookstore may not be one of them. However, in the Kyobo bookstore, there is a children’s park. It is a great initiative by a big chain so that more readers are created. Reading from an early age has proven to be beneficial for your child.
So on their next holiday or weekend, take them here. They will love to spend quality time with you. Make sure you let them explore and choose through the aisles of books. It will make them good decision-makers, and bring out the reader inside them.
Space is made especially for children, and it is quite great, honestly. Your child would love to sit and read here.
Things you can buy at the Bookstore
Kyobo Bookstore has a lot to offer, they have many other things that visitors buy other than books. They have gift items, music albums, etc. Their stationery is quite popular among Koreans, and you will also see a lot of foreigners buying it. You can also shop for souvenirs here.
Cafés inside the Place
When you are done dealing with books, you can enter the café, and have a piping hot cup of coffee. The area is spacious and you can chat here while sipping on your beverage. Many people like to sit here and scroll through their recently bought items from the bookstore.
Many people go to the usual places while they visit Korea. However, such places are also worth a visit, and you will find it much more meaningful and relaxing than any other trip. Check out Kyobo Bookstore, they have many branches, so finding it won’t be an issue.
If you like reading about this bookstore, you will also like to read about Arc N Book. If you are new in town, make sure to learn at least a little Korean to interact with other booklover fellows. Here is how to start.