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Another good souvenir is travel books written in foreign languages about Seoul or Korea. Some visitors buy books in Korean in order to study the language, but other shoppers will enjoy books that are less languagedependent such as photo-rich cookbooks, maps, and coffee-table design hardbacks, all of which have been suggested by our contributors. Even if one is not interested in buying books, Seoul's mega-bookstores often sell a variety of stationery, souvenirs and music, so be sure to have a good look around. For visitors with an interest in rare and second-hand books that cannot be found anywhere else, Pyounghwa Market, located near the Cheonggyecheon (Stream), is recommended. Seoul residents also like to sell their used books every Saturday in front of the former Seoul City Hall, which is now a library.

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