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).
VARIETY SHOW FILMED HERE
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.
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
Geolocation: 37.566555, 126.980945
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