In the blue square, a culture complex in Seoul built by Interpark Group to help advance the performing arts, a place that all book lovers of Seoul know as a book haven; the Book Park Library. Any visitor, bookworm, can attest to the amazing experience that book park provides with its calming atmosphere and photogenic displays. Book park library features a combination of a library, bookstore, a coffee shop, and an art gallery.
Origin Of The Name “Book Park Library”
The name of this place, book park library, suggests an experience of book reading like in a park. It is breezy and peaceful to read in a park on a brisk and calm morning. The library portrays the same atmosphere.
Services of the Library
Upon setting foot in the building, you will be welcomed by thousands of books upon books stacked high on wooden shelves. The inviting smell of coffee and books will make any book lover fall in love with this place. From top to bottom of the ceiling, you will only see books. The Library is open from eleven in the morning to ten at night. And unlike other libraries, readers can enjoy the material, or browse through it without any charges! if in case, you like a book or it piques your interest, you can buy and take it home.
Interior Design of the Book park Library
In the book park library, there are a total of 50 tables, 200 seats, a staircase, and various pockets of space. Here readers and visitors can relax and enjoy their books.
This library is a grand place with a wide-spanning area for the visitors to come and enjoy.
Book Park Library’s Very Own Coffee Shops
The book park library has its very own coffee shops. Unlike other libraries, here you can enjoy your book and peace with a warm or cold snack or beverage. You can either go for a warm mug of coffee, a cool drink, a light snack, etc. The café is present on the first and second floors of this library. On the entry-level, you will see Holly’s coffee. It is one of Korea’s largest and most loved coffee chain.
Most readers would appreciate being able to read and enjoy coffee simultaneously!
Book Lovers of All Ages
The Book Park library is not just a paradise for older readers but for readers of all ages, featuring a children’s zone, fully equipped with fun kiddie chairs, and a never ending variety of children’s books. And those visitors who aren’t that keen on books can visit the third floor where they can find a section that sells little gifts items, accessories, cute toys, stationeries and other knick knacks that you can browse.
The Art Gallery
What makes the book park such a culturally significant area, apart from its extensive selection of books on Korea’s rich history, it’s beautiful architecture, politics, and all forms of arts, is the gallery featured on the fourth floor of the library that displays and promotes art from local artists. As such the library promotes local artists and boosts morale in the locale of Seoul with its beautiful displays.
The three-story high ceiling, modern interior design, and beautiful displays of artwork and art installations make the Book Park Library a treat to the eye. The beauty of Book Park has not gone unnoticed, having gone as far as to be featured in popular Korean dramas, such as “Chicago typewriter”.
The best time to visit The Book Park Library is during the day. Leaf through the wide array of books, pick an interesting read, and grab yourself a coffee and snack. You will find many little nooks and spots to sit and enjoy your book. The light pouring in through the windows and away from the sound of the city hustle-bustle. Take a picture of the displays and the ceiling-high shelves and immerse yourself in a small part of Korea’s culture.
Literature is an important part of any culture, and the books at Book Park library can be considered as a collective heritage of South Korea, serving as an invaluable source of literature that safeguards the rich history of the country. The culture of Korea is etched in each word of these books and book park lets you immerse yourself into this immense treasure of knowledge, at no cost to yourself. A haven for book and culture lovers, as well as an impressive and beautiful place that is sure to impress; that is the book park library!
So head on over, find yourself a book and a snack, and take some pictures for Instagram! It will definitely be an amazing experience and a memory you will cherish forever!
Korea also has other beautiful libraries that you must visit if you liked this one. In Korean culture, introducing yourself politely is a huge deal. So make sure you do that the next time you visit a place like the book park library. People love to interact with kind and respectful foreigners, start your learning journey by knowing your Korean name.