Ju Nan Yang

15:21 15/02/2019 | 7newstar.com

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Bosu-Dong Book street: enchanting tourist destination Busan's


Bosu Book Street is the book street in Bosu-dong, Jung District, Busan, South Korea. Bosu Book Street has a lot of bookstores.


This charming locale has a history that dates back more than 70 years.  It was here that locals began selling books left behind by the Japanese. Before long, vendors from all over the country began moving in to open secondhand bookshops.
In the early 1950s, when Busan became the provisional capital, as more and more people flocked to Bosu-dong to sell their books, the street began to grow. Books available for purchase covered just about every topic and genre, while many were written in Japanese, Chinese and English, as well as Korean.




In fact, by the 1960s, some 70 stores had been established for this purpose.
Today, the role of the famous Busan book street has shifted significantly. Bosu-dong Book Alley instead caters to a smaller niche of loyal devotees, sightseers and hobbyists. Many of the book shops also function as cozy cafés.


 Those willing to take the time to traverse this treasure trove of hidden gems will certainly be enchanted by its nostalgic appeal, as well as its rich history and importance to the city of Busan.


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