Without him knowing, Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook) is set up for a blind-date here by Kim Se-won (Lee Sang-woo) and Yoo Yeo-reum (Son Sung-yoon) in final episode 16 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019). He invites Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) to join because he thinks he will be meeting his good friends and Yoon-seo is astonished about the situation that she finds in the café.
This is where Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) is interviewed in episode 2 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019), and where he shares more about how he came to join Gyeoroo Publishing. He abruptly cuts the interview short when he’s asked about fellow author Kang Byeong-jun and his disappearance.
Hesse Boulangerie 152 [헤세브랑제리152] is a bakery/cafe that’s part of Cafe Hesse [북카페 헤세] that carries a name inspired by classic German writer and poet Herman Hesse. Inside the café, Hesse’s poems ‘Bücher (Books)’ from 1918 is printed on the wall. It reads:
Alle Bücher dieser Welt
bringen dir kein Glück,
doch sie weisen dich geheim
in dich selbst zurück.
Dort ist alles, was du brauchst,
Sonne, Stern und Mond,
denn das Licht, wonach du frugst,
in dir selber wohnt.
Weisheit, die du lang gesucht
in den Büchereien,
leuchtet jetzt aus jedem Blatt –
denn nun ist sie dein.
< Source: Hermann Hesse. Sämtliche Gedichte in einem Band. Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1995. >
156 Hoedong-gil, Munbal-dong, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 파주시 회동길 156
(경기도 파주시 문발동 513-15)
Geolocation: 37.709065, 126.687451
From Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 6, Exit 1,
Head to the nearest bus stop ‘Hapjeong Station [합정역 정류장]’ and take bus 2200 for 5 stops (approx 29 mins) to ‘Eunseok-gyo Crossing Bus Stop [은석교사거리 정류장]’. From there, it’s a 5 minute walk to the cafe.
— submitted by Mich KDL, updated by Marion KDL
— Touch Your Heart added by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019