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Myeongdong, Seoul – Bookstore ‘Myeongdong Bookstore’

Myeongdong Cathedral serves as the principal church of the Archdiocese of Seoul in the neo-Gothic architectural style. The hill in Myeongdong where the cathedral stands was historically known as “Myeongryebang,” where the first Catholic pilgrim in Korea, Thomas Kim Beom-u, lived. This location witnessed the first Catholic mass in Korea.

In the 21st century, Myeongdong Cathedral is undergoing redevelopment. With the completion of the first phase, an underground shopping mall has emerged around the cathedral. This space houses various establishments, including cafes, restaurants, bookstores, and souvenir shops.

“Myeongdong Cathedral Bookstore”

Upon entering the entrance to Myeongdong Cathedral, you’ll find an underground space with diverse stores. Among them, you can discover a bookstore named “Myeongdong Bookstore.”

“Myeongdong Bookstore” is a bookstore located in the shopping area adjacent to Myeongdong Cathedral. While it may give the impression of a Catholic bookstore due to its proximity to the cathedral, it is, in fact, a regular bookstore selling general books and stationery.

As an independently operated bookstore, it provides a different atmosphere compared to large bookstores like Kyobo Bookstore or Youngpoong Bookstore. While it may not be extensive, making it possible that you might not find specific books, it’s a pleasant bookstore to explore in the vicinity.

Of course, for those seeking specialized literature, visiting Kyobo Bookstore or Youngpoong Bookstore nearby might be more suitable.

“Seoul Myeongdong Bookstore – Myeongdong Bookstore Myeongdong Cathedral Main Branch”

  • Address: B1F, Myeongdong Cathedral Catholic Center, 66 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-752-2015