Two queries received recently from visitors to this site.
- Bookshops1. Does anyone know a bookshop in central London, New Malden, or anywhere in between, where they sell Korean books? That is, books written in Korean (novels, short stories, whatever) rather than books in English about Korea.
- Hairdressers. Does anyone know a good Korean hairdresser? Apparently Korean hairdressers have the best permanent hair-straightening techniques. (You learn something every day. Actually, I mentioned this to someone in the office today and she said that the Japanese have very good hair-straightening technology, but I don’t want this site to become a site for nationalist hairdresser wars).
If you can help with recommendations on either of the above, please leave a comment below or email me. Many thanks.
Update: the Bookshop problem is now resolved. See this post.
- By the way, I just heard about another English language bookshop with good coverage of Korea: Arthur Probsthain in Great Russell Street, who also operate the SOAS bookshop. I have their list of books on Korea, and I’ll update my books page once I’ve checked out the shop itself.