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Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop

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Publisher: , 2023
Original title: 어서 오세요, 휴남동 서점입니다, 2022
Link to online store *

There was only one thing on her mind.

I must start a bookshop.

Yeong-ju did everything she was supposed to, go to university, marry a decent man, get a respectable job. Then it all fell apart. Burned out, Yeong-ju abandons her old life, quits her high-flying career, divorces her husband, and follows her dream. She opens a bookshop.

In a quaint neighbourhood in Seoul, surrounded by books, Yeong-ju and her customers take refuge. From the lonely barista to the unhappily married housewife, and the writer who sees something special in Yeong-ju – they all have disappointments in their past. The Hyunam-Dong Bookshop becomes the place where they all learn how to truly live.

Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop is a heart-warming story about finding comfort and acceptance in your life – and the healing power of books.

Source: publisher’s website

Entry on Goodreads.com here.

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