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Books Galore

This alley is filled with books.... old books.... The shops are literally filled with... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
AddieSalleh
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Singapore, Singapore
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Very quaint. Took me about 20 minutes t slowly walk through leafing through the books - not always... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Pathfinder551212
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This alley is filled with books.... old books.... The shops are literally filled with books... Fiction.. non-fiction.. children.. autobiographies.. and much more. I was lucky to have found two books.. The Little Prince and Aesop Fables that has both English and Korean in it. A...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AddieSalleh
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Ok we were in the area and passed by. The alley is very small and it does smell of old books! There’s a good looking cafe near the end so maybe you can find a good read and settle down. It is a small alley...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank wanderlust_rambler
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The alley smelt of old books. Even if you don't buy any books here, you can still enjoy the mood. In the middle of the alley, there is a book cafe named 우리글방(Uri-geulbang). It's a good place to take a rest. They sell small desserts,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

For those who keen on books and reading it can be a place to stay for the whole day. There are lots of very cozy book shops with unique or just vintage books, like miss Oki's shop(on the picture)

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Very quaint. Took me about 20 minutes t slowly walk through leafing through the books - not always in English. Close to the market

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

I found this place online while I was planning for my trip. I was really happy to be here. Looking at people are still appreciating books. They are bookshops that do buying and selling. You name it, they (got to look around a few shops)...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

You should definitely take a walk through this claustrophobic alley. There are books staked floor to ceiling, and it makes an excellent backdrop for selfies. They are almost all in Korean, but there are a few classic English novels hidden away. Just south of Book...More

2  Thank BradyQ
Reviewed September 18, 2014

The street mainly sells second hand books, from textbooks to comics books and magazines. They are mostly in Korean but there are some English ones as well. It's more of an lane than anything and the books are neatly stacked up on top of each...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank migachan
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Someone in Busan mentioned Bosu Book Street to us and we decided to have a look. It is close to other, bigger markets (Jagalchi fish market) and nice to stroll around for an hour or so. The shops in this alley are filled with mostly...More

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank ludooooooooo
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