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Unique bookstores in Seoul

They're different. They've got their own thing going on.


They don't just carry best-sellers and big names. Instead, they're specialized with their unique selection ranging from poetry to fashion magazines and LGBTQ books. 

Veranda Books
  • Shopping
Opened just this March by illustrator Noh Jun-gu and former fashion designer Jina Lee, Veranda Books is a small, modern bookstore specializing in illustrated books. Filled with salary men from nearby companies during lunchtime,...
  • Shopping
Art and culture magazines, especially ones not written in Korean, can be difficult to find in Seoul. Ordering them online from overseas means having to pay large shipping fees and if you're really a zine-addict, it’s nice to be able to touch them and see the cover in person before making a purchase...
  • LGBTQ+
Usadan-gil is on the rise these days. Exotic restaurants, shabby buildings and tangled electrical wires weave together to make the street come to life. However, things are hard to find and you might be disappointed if it’s your first time visiting this area. But once you start to discover the fun spaces that young artists have created here and there,...
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