Bookpark [북파크]

Nevertheless (2021); The Witch's Diner (2021); Must You Go (2021); Psychopath Diary (2019); Romance is a Bonus Book (2019); Rich Man (2018)

Seo Ji-wan (Yoon Seo-a) and Yoon Sol (Lee Ho-jung) sit at a staircase at the ‘BOOK‘PARK Lounge’ of this bookstore in episode 6 of Nevertheless/I Know But (알고있지만) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021), with Ji-wan speaking to Yoo Na-bi (Han So-hee) over the phone to check if she is going to the MT weekend, which is conveniently in her hometown. Na-bi is told that Jae-eon isn’t going, but he actually is … Oops, Seo-ah decides it’s up to her to get them back together.
Please note that the production staff of Nevertheless has nicely placed a book about butterflies (Na-bi) on the shelf behind the two girls.

Jung Jin (Nam Ji-hyun) and writer Tom Kim (Choi Sung-jae) meet up at this book store in episode 6 of The Witch’s Diner/Come to the Witch’s Restaurant (마녀식당으로 오세요) (TVING, 2021).

Ji Seo-joon (Wi Ha-joon) comes here to browse for books in episode 3 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019), when he’s casually approached by Kim Jae-min (Kim Tae-woo), who tries to start a conversation with him. Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) comes along and reveals Jae-min’s identity as the President of Gyeoroo Publishing.

Also seen in final episode 16 of Psychopath Diary (싸이코패스 다이어리) (tvN, 2019-20); Rich Man (리치맨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018).

Web Drama filmed here

Min Yoo-jung (Park Jung-yeon) and Park Yeun (Kang Chan-hee/Chani of SF9) come here to look up some history books in episode 3 of Must You Go/Will You Leave/Are You Leaving/Gashiriitgo (가시리잇고) (Seezn, 2021).

Movie filmed here

A Tiger In Winter (호랑이보다 무서운 겨울손님) (2018)

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Bookpark [북파크] is a café-bookstore that specializes in natural sciences, arts and humanities books. It is located on levels 2 and 3 of culture complex Blue Square [블루스퀘어], which opened November 2011 in Seoul’s neighborhood Hannam [Hannam-dong/한남동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구]. Bookmark contains a collection of over 3000 “professionally curated” books (ranging from fiction to technical texts), the premium café —BOOK‘PARK Lounge [북파크 라운지]— and many areas to relax and read to your heart’s content. The café also hosts lectures, experiences and book clubs, which are open to anyone to enjoy. Books are available in Korean and English language. The books are not for sale, nor are they able to be borrowed, just “private, read, rest in a premium space.” However, some stationery items and toys are for purchase.

294 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 294
(한남동 727-56)
Geolocation: 37.540857, 127.002401


Getting here
Hangangjin Station [한강진역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2

— submitted by Mich KDL & Marion KDL, updated by sarahms
Nevertheless co-added by Mich KDL and sarahms
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019

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Daily 10:00 ~ 22:00 Full day pass – 9,900won (includes one drink from the café)