Hangil Book Museum [한길 북하우스]

A Love So Beautiful (2020-21); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); Untouchable (2017-18); High-End Crush (2015-16); She Was Pretty (2015); Fated to Love You (2014); A Gentleman's Dignity (2012); Protect the Boss (2011)

Café 9 Block — Heyri Branch [나인블럭 헤이리점 카페]
(2020 — )

As Kang Ha-young (Cho Hye-joo) studies here (seen as part of Hankuk University) in episode 18 of A Love So Beautiful/Beautiful Us (아름다웠던 우리에게) (Netflix/Kakao TV, 2020-21), her boyfriend Jeong Jin-hwan (Jeong Jin-hwan from The Man BLK) gets annoyed at seeing her admirers trying to get her attention.

Foresta Book Cafe [포레스타 카페]
(2011 — 2019)

Jang Sun-gyeol (Yoon Gyun-sang) asks Daniel Choi (Song Jae-rim), his love rival, to meet up here in episode 8 of Clean With Passion For Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라) (JTBC, 2018-19).

Yoo Yi-ryeong (Jin Se-yeon) comes to this book cafe to meet with CEO Jang (Moon Se-yoon) and ‘Beast Man’ (Tae Hang-ho) in episode 10 of High-End Crush (고품격 짝사랑) (MBN, 2015-16). Just as CEO Jang starts to speak badly of Choi Se-hoon (Jung Il-woo), Se-hoon himself appears behind him and clasps his neck.

Kim Mi-young (Jang Na-ra) comes here with Daniel Pitt (Choi Jin-hyuk) as a moral support when he meets his ‘sister’ in episode 14 of Fated to Love You (운명처럼 널 사랑해) (MBC, 2014).

A heart-broken Kim Do-jin (Jang Dong-gun) come to this café thinking back to a date here with Seo Yi-soo (Kim Ha-neul) in episode 15 of A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) (SBS, 2012). [Spoiler] A little later, Kim Eun-hee (Park Joo-mi) joins him and he learns that he has a son.

In episode 7 of Protect the Boss (보스를 지켜라) (SBS, 2011), Cha Ji-hun (Ji Sung) and Cha Moo-won (Kim Jae-joong) meet here.

Also seen in Untouchable (Eonteocheobeul/언터처블) (JTBC, 2017-18); in episode 16 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015).

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Hangil Book Museum [한길 북하우스], established in 2011, is a museum with book cafe, run by Hangilsa Publishing (who relocated to Paju Book City from Sinsa in 2011) located in Heyri Art Village [헤이리예술마을] — which makes up part of the village Beopheung [Beopheung-ri/법흥리] in Paju’s Tanhyeon Township [Tanhyeon-myeon/탄현면].

The museum’s book café is since 2020 Café 9 Block — Heyri Branch [나인블럭 헤이리점 카페]. Before and until 2019, it was the Foresta Book Cafe [포레스타 카페]. With the change of coffee owners, the café’s interior also underwent a change and red-blue-green colored tables and chairs (one of the café’s trademarks) were substituted by less colorful designs. Another trademark of the café and still in place, its 6 meters high and 20 meters long bookshelf, was said to display 12,000 books of 250 million won worth when Foresta had just opened its doors.

59-6 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Building B
경기도 파주시 탄현면 헤이리마을길 59-6
(탄현면 법흥리 1652-136)
Geolocation: 37.789228, 126.697877

Getting here
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 6, Exit 1
▶ Head to the Hapjeong Station bus stop [합정역 정류장] (14-895)
▶ Take the no. 2200 bus for 14 stops (approx 40-50 mins)
▶ Alight at the Heyri Gate 4 bus stop [헤이리4번게이트 정류장] (30-747)
▶ From here, it’s a short 1 min. walk to this location.
Note that the buses run every 15 minutes from 7AM-11.20PM.

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 23/08/2022
High-End Crush, A Love So Beautiful added by Mich KDL

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