Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that the secondhand book information service will be provided via the homepage of the Seoul Metropolitan Library starting September 1 on the occasion of the national reading month this September.
Opened in 1950, Daeo Bookstore in Hyoja-dong is the oldest bookstore in Seoul. It is included in the list of places to be preserved by Seoul Metropolitan Government as the country’s precious heritage. The secondhand bookstore street in Pyeonghwa Market has 30-plus bookstores.
After checking 100-plus secondhand bookstores in Seoul with the help of the 25 autonomous district offices, the Seoul Metropolitan Library provides information on them including locations and phone numbers via its homepage (lib.seoul.go.kr).
The list was drawn up through the library’s re-survey in 2013 based on the information provided by the Korean Publishers’ Association in 2007.
The library will continue to update the information including those in neighborhoods. It expects the service to encourage people to read more books.
‘Find Secondhand Bookstore’