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Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)

  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
  • Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목)
Address
8, Chaekbanggolmok-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
부산광역시 중구 책방골목길 8 (보수동1가)
Type
Industrial Tours
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-51-253-7220
Homepage
www.bosubook.com
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Bosu-dong Book Street has a unique background. It was formed after the independence of Korea (August 15) as a residential area in the empty place where the previous Gukje Market was demolished. People started selling the books Japanese left behind, and later on, when it became a private area, book sellers moved to the current place to sell their books.

    When Busan became the provisional capital during the Korean War, refugees brought and sold their precious books for a living. As time went by, professors and students came to the alley and started purchasing books, contributing to the build up of the current book street. Once, used books were gathered in the alley and rare books could be found. Thanks to this, more temporary buildings were formed. At that time, about 70 books stores were available for students to sell and buy used books. In the early 60’s when the publication culture was not yet settled down, many students and educated people had to sell their books and then buy secondhand books or magazines. After going through this time, the Bosu-dong Book Street became a famous book street throughout the nation. The prices of books are scaled according to the conditions of the book or bargaining.

    Telephone
    +82-51-244-9668

    Duration
    1 hour

    Activity Information
    Culture Hall (Permanent Exhibition Hall, Planned Exhibition Hall), Alley Tour
    * Various cultural lectures and education programs are available every month.

    Operating Hours
    Bosu-dong Book Street Cultural Hall 10:00-18:00
    * Individual operating hours vary by book store.

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