> Column > 20'S CHOICE
Find a Bookstore that Suits Your Taste
Hur Lynne  |  lynne7328@hanyang.ac.kr
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
[350호] 승인 2021.06.01  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn

Bookstores are often considered as boring places filled with the same thick books that no one is interested in reading. However, there are a lot of independent bookstores which have a flavor of their own. Depending on the style of the owner or the curator of the bookstore, you can experience diverse themes of those independent bookstores, and find one which perfectly suits your taste.

 

CHECK-IN BOOKS

Location: Seongmisan-ro 29an-gil 29, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 13:00-19:00 / Thursday, Friday, Saturday 13:00-21:00 / Closed on Mondays

Check-in Books is an independent bookstore with a theme of traveling. You can find various books related to traveling from travel essays to lightweight books which are convenient to bring on trips. According to the owner of Check-in Books, she tries to fill the bookstore with books that help to maximize the joy of a journey. Even though there are a lot of books directly related to traveling such as travel essays and travel books in Check-in Books, they also have books that are not related to traveling such as novels and cookbooks. However, the interesting part is that although those books seem unrelated to traveling, with a slight change of perspective, they are related to travel in terms of contributing to maximizing the joy of traveling. There is no need for the book to include information about a certain city to make one enjoy a trip: any kind of book can increase the satisfaction of trips if the reader is savoring the book. Furthermore, Check-in Books sells wines that can effectively illustrate the characteristics of different regions around the world. The bookstore owner says that she tries to minimize the similarity of the regions and the type of grapes used in wines to amplify the diversity of the joy people can experience through tasting various kinds of wines.

 

SPRING FLARE

Location: Donggyo-ro 27-gil 53, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Open Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:00-20:00 / Closed on Sundays

Spring Flare is an independent bookstore with a theme of art. Spring Flare includes books about life skills that turn your everyday life into an art form. You can not only find a variety of art magazines and art books but also art utensils that go perfectly with the overall theme of the bookstore. In addition, Spring Flare exhibits a piece of art using space next to a set of bookshelves. The tiny space is quite meager, but Spring Flare makes up for their sparse art collection, by cleverly using Instagram to link to art installations elsewhere. Also, Spring Flare regularly posts inspiring quotes from various books and mentions the book title with the specific page number where the quote appears. Checking out Spring Flare’s Instagram would help you get information about diverse exhibitions, savor inspiring quotes, and be introduced with art related books. In fact, even if you are not interested in art, you can still encounter books you like because Spring Flare does not confine its book collection to art-related books. There are novels, journey books, plant-related books, picture books, and more that would make your every day into art.

 

DANG-IN BOOK PLANT

Location: World Cup-ro 14-gil 10-8, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Open Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00-22:00

Dang-In Book Plant is an independent bookstore run by former announcer Kim So-young. Since Kim So-young and her husband Oh Sang-jin are famous as a book lover couple, many people were interested to find out how Kim So-young would run a bookstore. She always puts out books that gave her wisdom regardless of its fame, and some of the books have a short memo of a short description of the book and why she or her husband recommends the book. Dang-In Bookplant is the headquarter of the Bookplant bookstores which has three branches in South Korea, and all of the Bookplant bookstores provide a list of the top 10 books weekly. Of course, the lists differ for each branch, but the interesting part is that some of the books in the Bookplant weekly top 10 list of books often influence the bestseller lists in bigger franchise bookstores such as Kyobo Book Centre and Youngpoong Bookstore. Dang-In Bookstore can be a representative example that shows the power of independent bookstores. Additionally, you can enjoy a book specially recommended by Kim So-young with a curation letter explaining the reason for her recommendation with a monthly book club subscription service.

폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
최근인기기사
1
School Violence, Reaching Beyond the School Walls
2
Students’ Right to Education: Well-Reflected Through Online Learning Services?
3
Beware of the Orange Warning: Anyone Could Be a Victim of Messenger Phishing
4
Listen to the Superheroes: What Superpowers Do You Want to Have?
5
The Stalking Punishment Act: A 22-Year Step Forward
6
A Way of Making Every Day Count: The Miracle Morning
7
Find a Bookstore that Suits Your Taste
8
Hanyang University’s First MUN: The Start of a New Chapter
9
Go Away COVID-19! The Hanyang Goblins Are Here!
10
Making Mobility Easy: How One of Our Very Own Became the CEO of a Mobility Startup
About HJSubscriptionTo HJFree BoardContact UsPrivacy PolicyYouth Protection Policy
Executive Editor Professor Yun Seong-won | Editor-in-Chief Lee Jung-joo Youth Protection Officer : Lee Jung-joo
Seoul Campus, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 04763, Rep. of KOREA | Tel_02 2220 4774
Ansan Campus, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan Kyeonggi-do, 426-791, Korea
Copyright © 2007 The Hanyang Journal. All rights reserved.