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Skimming through Paju Book City

Are you a book lover who is looking for something unique to do in Korea? We invite you to Paju Book City, a parallel universe filled with book cafes and more than 250 publishers. Many of the publishers have attached shops selling their books at steep discounts off the retail price.

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TanTan Story house might be the first spot to visit if you have kids who are able to read books. This cultural center specializes in illustrated storybooks and has a spacious gallery and book cafe with both English and Korean books for young readers.


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For those who want to take a quick tour around the book city, go to Alice House and try out the mini railroad. It not only brings back good memories from youth, but it’s also fun! The train is free is you buy more than 20,000 KRW worth books at the store, located on the 1st and 2nd floors.

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Want more? There are also a lot of secondhand bookstores around the area, so if you are interested in finding an ancient, unique book for a cheap price, this is the place to go.


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Paju Book city is now quite a popular place to visit among Koreans. This place has also been recommended by CNNGo as a MUST visit. We expect it to catch on among foreign tourists as well, perhaps as an add-on to Hyeri Art Village or Provenece.

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