This bookstore appears as ‘Ongsan Books’ in episode 2 (full episode 1) of When the Camellia Blooms (동백꽃 필 무렵) (KBS2, 2019). This is where Hwang Yong-sik (Kang Ha-neul) falls for Dong-baek (Kong Hyo-jin) at first sight and they have (according to him) the ‘historical exchange’ of “Sorry!,” with Dong-baek’s response being “That’s okay” (an expression she had just read in Harry Potter).
History Book [역사책방] is a bookstore that specializes in books on history across various fields (cultural history, world history, art history etc.). A café and occasional lectures, exhibitions and concerts —all related in a way to the topic of history– round up the offerings of this store. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Tongui [Tongui-dong/통의동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]; just around the corner from the Hyoja-ro Crosswalk.
24 Jahamun-ro 10-gil, Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 자하문로10길 24
(서울특별시 종로구 통의동 12)
Geolocation: 37.579291, 126.972809
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3
(7 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL