Top 6 Popular Bookstores To Visit In Seoul!

In this article we will share to you five list of most famous bookstores in seoul that you can visit during your travel to South Korea capital city in Seoul. Make sure you read this article until the end to get the most out of this article.

Bookstores is one of the most visited place in Seoul by many local korean. As we know, Korean people love to study and they need to, in order to get good score in their major study and get a good job. Many local koreans student go to bookstores every day especially during exam season.

As you know that korean culture is really competitive to one another and the job seekers are really competitive, so bookstores is one place that many people visit to get some new information or learn something about their major study or related to their study that they didn’t know before. This will be a good point for them when it comes to job or exam test.

Alright so let’s dive right to the most famous bookstores in seoul that you can visit during your travel, not just because this bookstores are complete with many information and books, but also because this bookstores are really beautiful and worth to visit eventhough you didn’t want to study as you travel.

1. Arc N Book

arc n book bookstores in seoul

Arc N Book is really a new popular destinations for bookstores in Seoul, It’s located on the 4th floor of  Lotte World Mall in Jamsil areas in Seoul. It has quiet different and unique interior design and a different mood and atmosphere that makes this bookstore worth to visit during you r travel.

Other than that, Jamsil is known to have a lot of famous attractions, such as Lotte World Theme Park, Lotte World Tower, Lotte World Aquarium, and Seokchon Lake Park. You can visit these other place as you finish strolling and taking a picture all around Arc N Book.

Location: 4F, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00, every day

2. Book Park

book park bookstores in seoul

Book Park is one of the most famous bookstores in Seoul that located on the 2nd and the 3rd floor of Blue Square in Yongsan. Blue Square is a culture complex built by the Interpark Group to help advance the performing arts. 

Book Park is a mix of bookstore, cafe, and an art gallery. Since it has a ton of seats and tables, it’s actually one of the better spots on this list if you want actually do a little studying or work while still be able to enjoy the atmosphere.

Blue square in yongsan is well known as the largest performing art hall in south korea, it’s a cultural complex that has a musical theater, concert hall, grand theathers and Book Park. As you see that book park is a really good place to just enjoy reading a good books.

Location: Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Hannam-dong, Itaewon-ro, 294 2F & 3F
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Closed Days: Lunar New Year, Chuseok

3. Bandi and Luni's (반디앤루니스)

bandi lunis bookstores in seoul

Bandi and Luni’s bookstores is actually a franchise bookstores that is located at Seoul Express Bus Terminal, part of Shinsegae Shopping Mall. Bandi and Luni’s bookstores having 2 sections in which one of them ar bookstore and the other sections is much more about office and school supplies that you can buy if you needed one.

Location: 227-7 Jayang 3(sam)-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 9:30AM–10PM
Website: Bandi and luni’s

4. Coex Starfield Library

coex starfield library bookstores in seoul

Coex Mall Starfield library is obviously one of the most famous bookstores in seoul. I believe you already saw this either in drama or in many pictures of Seoul must-visit areas. This bookstores is located in the middle of COEX mall, and is great place for you if you love the complete bookstores. Starfield library contains more than 50,000 books in a wide selections of category such as humanities, economics and hobbies. 

Other than that, there are special sections of 400+ magazines from famous writers. This bookstores is quiet hi-tech as you can also read the e-books by ipad if you don’t like physical books. You can enjoy reading the book you want while enjoying a cup of delicious coffee while taking some pictures to safe the moment.

Location: 955-9 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00, every day

5. Kyobo Bookstore

Kyobo bookstores in seoul

Kyobo Bookstore is the largest franchise bookstore chain in South Korea. This bookstore is actually became one of a must-visit bookstore to many travelers all over the world. This bookstore chain has about 10 store in 7 different cities in south korea. However, visitors usually must pay to enter the flagship main store in Gwanghwamun in Seoul.

This Kyobo bookstores are quiet hi-tech as you can find whatever books you are looking for just through the electonic system. So you won’t waste your time to find the books you want  to read.

Other than that, there’s also a stationery store where you can easily find many useful little items as well as cute one and music store. The good things for foreigner who wants to visit this bookstores is that there’s a foreign book corner with a lot of books written in many different languages just for foreigners to enjoy.

Location: 1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 09:30 – 22:00
Closed Days: Lunar New Year, Chuseok

6. Seoul Treasure Den for Books (Seoul Book Bogo)

Seoul Treasure Den for Books bookstores in seoul

Seoul Treasure Den for Books is operated by Seoul Metropolitan library. This is actually a new complex culture space that consist of tons of secondhand books. This bookstore was once an empty warehouse that was magically turned into one of the best and must visit bookstore in seoul.

This bookstore have four mission in which to delivers value, sharing, enjoyment and experience for the visitors. Hotel Del Luna used this area for their filming location, just to let you know in case you are a k-drama lovers.

Location: 1, Ogeum-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 20:00 pm, weekdays/ 10:00 am – 20:00 pm, weekends
Closed Days: Monday, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year, Chuseok

So these are the most famous bookstores in Seoul that you can visit during your travel in Seoul, South korea. Which one is your favourite? have you visit one of these bookstores? Let us know in the comments sections below!

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