04345 208 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
See & Do Attractions
Open since 1973, Itaewon's Foreign Bookstore is the oldest foreign bookstore in Seoul. Collecting books discarded by American soldier near base, the owner of this store resold those books in 1976. Back then, foreign books were rare and colored books rarer. In 1973, the owner set up a used bookstore and has been running this business for the past 40 years. Mainly stocked with American and British books, the bookstore offers a wide variety of genre in poetry, fiction, philosophy, psychology, travel, religion, dictionary, and history.