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Kyobo Books, Korean Bookstore

I’m finally getting around to posting a few pics from Korea.

So here’s the 1st one — Kyobo Books. I went to the main one in the basement of the Kyobo Building. This particular bookstore has over 2.3 million books.

Kyobo building — it’s a big building, though the one that’s even bigger (the bluish one) is owned by Dong-Ah News (newspaper company).

main entrance

Kyobo ereader display —
kyobo ereader

Closeup of Kyobo ereaders —
Kyobo ereader

Kyobo v. Kindle —
Kyobo v Kindle

Kyobo keyboard — its keys are so small, I don’t know if I can really use it
Kyobo keyboard

Kyobo ereader screen — it’s not bad, but I didn’t find the display good enough for Korean text (I do read Korean pretty well)
Kyobo ereader screen

Kyobo book displays — BTW, there are lots of this kind of displays to showcase select titles.
book display

Kyobo display of JKR’s Harry Potter series —
Kyobo Harry Potter

Kyobo book slip to help you find any title you want — it tells you exactly how many copies are in the store, plus the exact location in the store plus a small map so you can find it easily (sorry it’s wrinkly b/c it got crushed in my bag)
Kyobo bookslip

Kyobo has one of the most amazing inventory tracking system. I bought two books entitled The Woman Who Made a King.

I’ll post more photos of downtown Seoul later. :)

4 comments to “Kyobo Books, Korean Bookstore”

  1. Shawntelle Madison
    · June 16th, 2012 at 12:05 am · Link

    More please! Great post. So cool to be able to recognize words and such. :D

  2. Savannah Chase
    · June 17th, 2012 at 12:45 am · Link

    Oh wow..This is a book lovers dream…

  3. Stella (Ex Libris)
    · June 17th, 2012 at 5:08 am · Link

    Wow Nadia, it is amazing! And that map on the slip is fantastic! Thanks for the photos, I bet you spent some time browsing the shelves ;-)

  4. Nadia Lee
    · June 17th, 2012 at 4:40 pm · Link

    @Shawntelle Madison: LOL. I totally forgot you were studying hangul! :D

    @Savannah Chase: Yes, it totally is. It has a pretty decent selection of English language titles as well, though they’re pretty pricey.

    @Stella (Ex Libris): I actually got to spend about half an hour there, that’s all. :( I had to return to the hotel and get ready for my brother’s wedding (plus get The Boy ready too).

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