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Yeonnamdong Independent Bookstore

Popular Spot for Young Koreans | 5 Independent Bookstores in an Alley in Hongdae

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2 years ago

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Hongdae is the top place where Seoul's youth gather and create various cultural aspects of the generation. Today we'd like to introduce you to 5 independent bookstores all with their own unique charms and allure located in Yeonnamdong, close to Hongdae's business district.



1. Deer Bookshop





 

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This bookstore, already very popular in Yeonnamdong, is run by an illustrator and a designer. As to reflect their artistic colours, the bookstore is full of art books, flower arrangement books and imported design books.




 

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Deer Bookshop also offer design and publishing courses from time to time.

If you're looking for artistic inspirations during your travel, this is the place to be!

  • Hours: 12:00-19:00 Closed on Tuesdays 
  • Address: 서울 마포구 연남동 동교로46길 33


2. Book and Studio Jinbu




 

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Book and Studio Jinbu is a great example of book cafe meets studio. In addition to selling independent books, they also have vinyl records of Korean independent music available for sale.

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Book readings and performances are also held here.

Order a drink, grab a book and enjoy the live music.

  • Hours: 12:00-21:00 Closed on Mondays 
  • Address: 서울 마포구 연남동 565-29 


3. Spring Flare




 

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Spring Flare's tagline is 'Everyday Art Bookstore.'

What sets it apart from other bookstores in the area is that this place is jointly operated by U.PINE MED, a medical equipment company, and BATON Art Gallery.




 

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The name Spring Flare means "Spring is like cherry blossoms" and symbolizes its wish of bringing independent bookstores to light. Spring Flare offers a wide range of selection of independent books! If you are keen on finding a Korean independent book that you like, this place is highly recommended.

  • Hours: 12:00-20:00 Closed on Sundays
  • Address: 서울 마포구 연남동 565-15


4. liner note




 

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This bookstore is for music lovers. It offers music-related books as well as live music performances, lessons and exhibitions from time to time.




 

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korea, seoul, hongdae, yeonnamdong, independent bookstore, young, vinyl records, music, cafe, books, picture books

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The name liner note represents music getting connected to the performer's notes. This place is recommended for music lovers who want to know more about Korea's independent music.

  • Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00; Sat 12:00-20:00; Closed on Sundays
  • Address: 서울 마포구 성미산로29길 4


5. gom gom bookstore




 

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This bookstore specializes in picture books that serve a wide demographic from children to adults.




 

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They host picture book reading clubs where people can discuss and share their own understanding of simple but meaningful pictures shown on each page.
  • Hours: Tues-Fri 13:00-20:00; Sat 13:00-19:00; Closed on Mondays and Sundays
  • Address: 서울 마포구 연남로 61-1  

This wraps up my introduction to the 5 independent bookstores in Yeonnamdong. If you're ever in Hongdae and want to experience a different vibe from the hustle and bustle, take a stroll around this area and get some healing reading done.    


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