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.
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
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