The Foreign Bookstore | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

The Foreign Bookstore | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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The Foreign Bookstore is a hidden gem in the heart of Itaewon, Seoul, that has a rich forty year history of selling foreign books in the area. The shop sells a variety of English and foreign books, such as novels and magazines. The walls are lined with numerous titles and authors, some dating back to the late 20th Century.

Owner Choi Ki-Woong established the store in the 1960s, by collecting leftover magazines and novels from U.S Army Base dumpsters. Now, it continues to thrive and sell quality second-hand books to its eager customers.