5 unique types of book cafes you must try in Seoul
It's hard to admit it, but sometimes we all need a little break from Kdramas. This time, be someone who wants to read a book instead. When you visit Seoul and buy your coffee, you might be surprised at the number of coffee shops and the price. So if you spend your money and time in a café, I want you to go to the most interesting and best places in Seoul. Here are 5 unique types of book cafes you'll find there.
1. COMIC BOOK AND CAT CAFE
Café De Comics 까페 드 코믹스: Coffee, Comic Books and Cats
Love comic books? Like cats? Visit Café De Comics located in Shinchon. You can enjoy coffee, food and comic books. If you don’t like reading books, adorable cats will play with you. Let's find comic books that will be made into the next Kdrama!
A shade of a tree 나무그늘, near KunKuk University, Jong-ro, Sam Chung-dong
I can’t read a book fast and tend to feel sleepy and tired when I read letters. White is paper and Black is letter… It takes long time to finish one. At a time like that, an unlimited refill book café is the place you should go. There is a rule that people must order one item on the menu per person and then you can eat bread as much as you want.
3. SUBWAY BOOK CAFÉ
Download e-books for free in the subway
Unfortunately, we can’t visit this fantastic book café anymore. It wasn't a real book café. It was a campaign to encourage people to read e-books through QR codes in the subway. Many believe that there is a direct connection between the increase of people having a smart devices and the decline in reading books. So, one of the Korean telecommunication companies conducted this book cafe campaign on the Korean subway. What do you think? Quite a good idea?
4. OUTDOOR LIBRARY, BYOB
We spend a lot of our time waiting for buses at the bus stop and there are many disused phone booths. Seoul changed some of them into book shelves, and built 25 small libraries in parks and mountains in Seoul.
BUS STOP Library
Libraries in Parks and Mountains
5. BOOK CAFÉ FOR STUDY
Café COMMA 까페 꼼마
I think this is most famous book cafe in Seoul. Café COMMA is owned by on of the largest publishing companies in Korea. It has more than 3,000 books stacked to the ceiling. It's just next to the one of the exits of Hongdae station, which is famous for its arts and nightlife. This place looks like a little library.