Café 117 [카페117]
Mr. Vertigo Books [미스터버티고책방]
(~2015 – July 2019)
Nam Se-Hee (Lee Min-ki) buys There’s nothing wrong with changing things [‘운다고 달라지는 일은 아무것도 없겠지만’] by Park Joon [박준] here in episode 14 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min) comes by a little later and is looking for the same book but the salesperson tells her that the last one had just been sold.
Café 117 [카페117], opened in 2019, is a café located in Goyang’s neighborhood Baekseok [Baekseok-dong/백석동] in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구]; not very far away from NHIC Ilsan Hospital [국민건강보험 일산병원].
Before this café moved into this location, the bookstore and café Mr. Vertigo Books [미스터버티고책방], was located here. As of July 2019, it is no longer located at this address, which is where Because This Is My First Life was filmed. It is now located within Bella Citta [벨라시타], just 15 minutes away from its original location.
Address of Cafe 117
8-2 Gangsong-ro 73beon-gil, Baekseok 1(il)-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 고양시 일산동구 강송로73번길 8-2
Geolocation: 37.646587, 126.789811
New Address at Bella Citta – Mr. Vertigo Books
B1F, 33 Gangsong-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 고양시 일산동구 강송로 33
Geolocation (approx): 37.642041, 126.791469
Baekseok Station [백석역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 6
(8 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
Someday, I can afford to go to Korea and visit this bookstore.