An Abundance in Busan

An Abundance in Busan, Busan, South Korea (B)

Not in the library, but at Bosu-dong Book Street (보수동 책방골목). The Book Street came about when, after Korea gained independence, the locals started selling the books the Japanese left behind. Over the years, secondhand bookshops sprouted along the street.

I know most of the books at Bosu-dong Book Street would be in Korean. But books, in whatever language, are my weakness. I strolled along the book street (which was more of an alley) and marveled at the tall piles of books, scanning spines to see if there were any English books (there were a few). If I only knew how to read Korean, I would have gladly let the walls of books that have overflowed beyond each store's perimeter swallow me alive.

Take Busan Subway Line 1 to Jagalchi Station, Exit 7. Take a left immediately at Junggu-ro. Follow Junggu-ro for about 600m until you reach Daechong-ro. Cross Daechong-ro and you will find Bosu-dong Book Street (or more appropriately, alley) to your left. On Google Maps, the street/alley is labeled as Chaekbanggolmok-gil. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: An Abundance in Busan
Guide Location: South Korea » Busan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mustachio Ventures
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bosu-dong Book Street
  • Sajik Baseball Stadium
  • Daejeo Ecological Park
  • Yongdusan Park
  • Busan Tower
  • Gukje Market
  • Jagalchi Seafood Market