Seoul Book Repository [서울책보고]

Tomorrow (2022); Hotel Del Luna (2019)

A digitally rendered version of this site appears as Jumadeung’s archive where the books of the deceased are stored in Tomorrow (Naeil/내일/來日) (MBC, 2022) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1 when Emperor Jade (Kim Hae-sook) passes by here on her morning routine check.

Hotel del Luna staff Choi Seo-hee (Bae Hae-sun) helps a studious elderly ghost with more books in their ‘library’, in episode 2 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019). Jang Man-wol (IU/Lee Ji-eun) explains that the souls who find comfort and solace here seek to do or achieve what they were not able to while they were alive.

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Seoul Book Repository or Seoul Book Bogo [서울책보고] (sometimes mistakenly written as ‘Depository’) is Seoul’s first second-hand bookstore, which has “around 120,000 books… supplied by 25 secondhand bookstores”. Previously a warehouse, the converted bookstore space opened its doors in March 2019. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sincheon [Sincheon-dong/신천동] in the Songpa District [Songpa-gu/ 송파구] — one subway station away from Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰], Lotte World [롯데월드], and Lotte Hotel World [롯데호텔 월드].

1 Ogeum-ro, Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 송파구 오금로 1
(서울특별시 송파구 신천동 14)
Geolocation: 37.522281, 127.104097

Getting here
Jamsilnaru Station [잠실나루역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 1
(4 min walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL with melovestage (DB)
— Photos taken by © melovestage, July 2019

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