Got more interested in second hand bookstore after repeatedly seeing the one in Goblin haha.
This Daeo bookstore is the oldest second hand bookstore in Seoul and it was opened in 1951.
“When the elderly gentleman eventually passed away, his wife maintained the place alone until she put it up for rent several years ago, to the dismay of many. Finally, when the city of Seoul declared this bookstore a municipal heritage site last year, every last detail, from the blue door to the weathered shop sign, as well as the old books packed into their shelves, were safely assured their places by our side. The daughter of the elderly lady that ran the place until very recently has opened a small café next to the bookstore. This café isn’t run for profit, but for the upkeep and restoration of the bookstore. If you visit the low wooden bench, or “pyong-sang,” in the bookstore garden, you might be lucky enough to spot the occasional ‘bench music concert.'”
It is also the filming location for drama and variety shows.
Does it look familiar? The 2015 Korean Tourism Commercial was filmed here (the one with Lee Minho), and I read that IU also filmed MV here before.
Daeo Bookstore 大悟書店 대오서점
Address 地址 110-805 서울특별시 종로구 자하문로7길 55 (누하동)
Phone 電話 010-9219-1349
(Information and Pic Source: Timeout)