Bookstore BookNStory [한미 서점]

Born Again (2020); Search: WWW (2019); The Beauty Inside (2018); Meloholic (2017); Goblin (2016-17)

This is seen as ‘Old Future Bookstore’, which Jung Ha-eun (Jin Se-yun) runs in the 80s, as seen in episode 1 of Born Again (본 어게인) (KBS2, 2020).

Bae Ta-mi (Im Soo-jeong) and Cha Hyeon (Lee Da-hee) rest outside this building in episode 6 of Search: WWW/Type in Search Word: WWW (검색어를 입력하세요: WWW) (tvN, 2019), after vandalizing Oh Jin-woo’s (Ji Seung-hyun) car. It is here that Cha Hyeon tells Ta-mi how she’d gotten to know Song Ga-gyeong (Jeon Hye-jin) while in high school.

After having lived in reclusion for a year, Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) makes her first trip to this book shop in episode 15 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018). Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki), being on his way to visit her, sees her dog Kingkang outside the shops and stops by; this is how they reunite.

This bookstore appears as Kim Sun-ho’s (Han Joo-Wan) book store from episode 4 onwards in Meloholic/Melo Holic (멜로홀릭) (OCN, 2017). In episode 4, Kim Min-Jung (Ahn Sol-Bin) bumps into Sun-ho and he spills coffee on her; in return he give her his card and tells her to drop by at his book store sometime. Since then Min-jung becomes a regular visitor.

Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an avid reader like many others in K-Dramaland. So it is of no wonder that this is Shin’s favorite hideout in Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17). He often transfers back and forth from here to home (episode 3,5,6,8). And Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun) often walks by this shop. It is also the place where first physical affections aka skinship between him and Eun-Tak happens when she teaches him how to pat somebody else’s head in episode 6. Before this happens, Shin actually waits for Eun-tak to come by. The lamp pole on which he leans while waiting for her is just a couple of meters down the block – you see the yellow bookstore front in the back.

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Bookstore BookNStory [한미 서점], also often named Hanmi Bookstore, is located at the Incheon Baedari Secondhand Bookstore Street/Baedari Bookstore Alley [인천배다리헌책방거리] in Incheon’s neighborhood Geumgok [Geumgok-dong/금곡동] —part of its administrative neighborhood Geumchang [Geumchang-dong/금창동]— in the Dong District [Dong-gu/동구].

7-1 Geumgok-ro, Dong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 동구 금곡로 7-1
(금곡동 14-5)
Geolocation: 37.472622, 126.636534

Getting here
▶ Dongincheon Station [동인천역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 3
(12 min. walk)
▶ Dowon Station [도원역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 2
(11 min. walk; approx. 6 mins by bus)

— submitted by Marion KDL
Meloholic added by deanekitty29
Search: WWW added by Mich KDL
Born Again added by Thom Musni

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  1. Also in Born Again Episode 1

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