ARC.N.BOOK — City Hall Store [아크앤북 시청점]

Run On (2020-21); Live On (2020); Start-Up (2020); Mother of Mine (2019); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019)

Oh Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) runs into Kim Woo-sik (Lee Jeong-ha) at this bookstore’s cashier in episode 7 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21) and they sit down for a café at the store’s café and she asks him for his future career plans.

This is seen as the vinyl store (seen as ‘ARO.N.BOOK’) where Go Eun-taek (Hwang Min-hyun of NU’EST) and Baek Ho-rang (Jung Da-bin) listen to a song together in episode 2 of Live On (라이브온) (JTBC/Viki, 2020-21).

Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy) comes here to pick up a ‘Joining Sandbox Q&A’ book and ends up running into Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk) and his co-founders by chance, in episode 4 of Start-Up (스타트업) (tvN/Netflix, 2020).

Kang Mi-hye (Kim Ha-kyung) comes here after visiting the columbarium in episode 6 of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019), and runs into Bang Jae-beom (Nam Tae-boo), who’s having an autograph session at the bookstore.

Ji Seo-joon (Wi Ha-joon) always comes to this bookstore on the day books he’d done the cover design of are launched. This is how Kang Dan-yi (Lee Na-young) finds him here in episode 11 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019).


Final episode 11 of Park-Jang’s LOL/Park-Jang’s League of Love Coaching/Park Jang De So (박장데소) (2020) was filmed here, as part of host Jang Do-yeon’s “Insiders’ Sentiment Date” course.

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ARC.N.BOOK [아크앤북] — characterized by its vintage look and creative ‘Book Tunnel’ display (책터널) — is a bookstore located in the basement of Buyong Eulji Building [부영을지빌딩] in Seoul’s neighborhood Eulji-ro 1(il)ga [을지로1가] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. Another branch — with a turquoise theme — is located in Seongsu [성수연방점].

B1F, Buyong Eulji Building, 29 Eulji-ro, Eulji-ro 1(il)ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 을지로 29 B1F
(을지로1가 87)
Geolocation: 37.566555, 126.980945

Getting here
Euljiro 1-ga Station (을지로입구역), Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 1-1
(A very short walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, May 2019

Live On added by ridha94
Run On added by Marion KDL

2 reviews

  1. new DRAMA

    this place appear as the vinyl store on drama “live on” in episode 2 when Go Eun Taek (Min Hyun) and Baek Ho Rang (Jung Da Bin) listen to the music at the vinyl store

    1. thanks Ridha! much appreciated, we’ve added it to the list 🙂

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