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Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop
Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop: The heart-warming Korean sensation | Hwang Bo-reum
WATERSTONES BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2023 PICK WOMEN & HOME NOVEMBER BOOK OF THE MONTH iPaper TOP FICTION PICK 'An absolutely charming novel that all bookworms will adore' Red 'A balm for the soul and a glorious love letter to books and reading' iPaper There was only one thing on her mind. 'I must start a bookshop.' Yeongju did everything she was supposed to, go to university, marry a decent man, get a respectable job. Then it all fell apart. Burned out, Yeongju abandons her old life, quits her high-flying career, and follows her dream. She opens a bookshop. In a quaint neighbourhood in Seoul, surrounded by books, Yeongju and her customers take refuge. From the lonely barista to the unhappily married coffee roaster, and the writer who sees something special in Yeongju - they all have disappointments in their past. The Hyunam-dong Bookshop becomes the place where they all learn how to truly live. A heart-warming story about finding comfort and acceptance in your life and the healing power of books. 'Delightful, reflective and heart-warming' Woman's Weekly 'Profound and healing ... a beautiful story at its heart' Woman & Home 'An incredibly exciting debut novel. At once gentle and invigorating. I devoured it' Sarah Crossan, author of Here is the Beehive Reader Reviews: 'Love love love this book! Cosy, heart warming, wholesome...Will be recommending this to everyone. It makes me smile when I think about it!' 'Such a beautiful book, I adored the story and characters, The writing style was gorgeous. 100% recommend.' 'A love letter to books, bookshops and all who love them' 'Such a warm and cosy read! Was completely here for it...and the appreciation for books was magical' 'A heart-warming cosy read that makes you think about how important it is to be happy, and that we can all find a place to call 'home'.'
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MsLeah8417
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Pickpick

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MsLeah8417

Once the movie crosses the 3 million mark, the production company will say something like, this movie has captivated more than 4 million viewers. And people will say, “Ooh I heard this film has attracted more than 4 million viewers already, shall we watch it too?“

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Night_Reader
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Pickpick

4.5/5 🌟

Set within the comforting walls of a bookstore, this quaint and heartwarming book artfully intertwines the lives of its characters as they grapple with societal pressures and personal struggles. Through the healing power of friendship, they discover solace, joy, and a newfound appreciation for mundane life. A delightful read for anyone seeking to appreciate the little things in life. ❤️

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limada
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I picked this up solely based on a random TikTok review, and I am far from disappointed. It's not a style I'd usually read, and the story is less than action-packed, but it's sweet and thoughtful and was just a great, reflective book. Highly recommend. #15-2024

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Hooked_on_books
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There seem to be a string of translated books from Asia featuring bookstore/library settings and I am here for it! This one is from Korea, where Yeongju has opened a bookshop after quitting her job but doesn‘t quite know how to make it a success. It focuses on a few characters in and around the shop, their backstories and relationships. I really liked this! It‘s not twee or saccharine in the slightest.

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Branwen
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Where did all this snow come from?! 😱❄️❄️❄️

Hooked_on_books It sure is pretty! ❄️ 2mo
TheBookHippie Me too❄️🩵❄️☃️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2mo
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yourfavouritemixtape
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Picked this for #foodandlit as it‘s set in South Korea and it‘s the second book I read this year that was set in Asia and teaches the power of changing your mindset. I liked it even though it took me longer to finish it than I thought it would.

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TracyReadsBooks
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This is a quiet book that meanders through the lives of a bookstore owner, the store‘s employees, & its customers. In exploring their lives, the book delves into the world of independent bookstores, from all 3 perspectives, while also offering a mediation on community, meaning, happiness, purpose, & belonging. If you‘re looking for a fast-paced, narrative driven story this isn‘t it. But if you‘re happy to wander along, it‘s great. I enjoyed it.

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saguarosally
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I miss making half blurry Kindle app posts with quotes that are sort of interesting.

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limada
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Silence settled comfortably between them. Yeongju enjoyed these quiet moments.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Started this South Korean best seller now available in translation last night and 22 pages in, it's a delightful story about the power of books to heal, inspire, connect, provide comfort and more...it is also very quotable and gives you lots to think about.

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Purpleness
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Random tiny detail, but I love the little dog-walker strolling through the book!

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Jeg That is so true for me. A beautiful quote. Heartfelt here. 2mo
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AnnCrystal 🤔👏📚💝📚💝📚💝📚😉👍. 2mo
Jeg Oh my goodness. Wonderful. 2mo
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tpixie Good one!! #bookish 2mo
Bookwomble It was probably me! 😆 (Hopefully this character isn't a mass murderer!) 2mo
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vonnie862
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This was a very cute and cozy book. It could be too optimistic at times but I really enjoyed all the quotes about books shaping us.

#footandlit #southkorea @Catsandbooks @Texreader
#BookspinBingo #11 @TheAromaofBooks

Catsandbooks That's wonderful! 🇰🇷 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Starting the week off with a trip to the bookstore because why not. Tagged book is a bestseller in South Korea (recently translated). Other two books are Japanese mysteries/thrillers (also in translation).

Ruthiella I‘ve had Out on my shelf for forever. I need to get to it! 2mo
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vonnie862
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I was so excited for this month's #foodandlit2024 because I love Korean food. We went to our favorite Korean BBQ and stuffed ourselves.

I also started the tagged book today.
#SouthKorea
@Catsandbooks @Texreader

Kerrbearlib Yum! 3mo
Catsandbooks Ooo so much fun! 🇰🇷 3mo
Texreader How fantastic! I‘ve never tried South Korean food so I‘m really excited about it. Also I stacked the book. It looks good! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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A soft pick for me. The underlying story is charming, but for me it read as a series of essays about the importance of a work-life balance - which is of course important, but it felt a little repetitive at times.

Book 8 of 60
#Readaway2024
@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳Great 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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Not gonna lie, Suengwoo seems like my kind of person!

Bookwomble 😄 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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All set for a bit of reading time….

NatalieR Cool pic! 😎 4mo
TheEllieMo @NatalieR mostly thanks to PhotoShop! Red/Green/Blue filter 4mo
NatalieR @TheEllieMo Ah, but the creativity is all you! 😊 4mo
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Karisa
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So excited to read from @thewallflower0707 ‘s list for this year‘s #AuldLangSpine! These are the three I plan to read in January (Libby-willing). I‘m especially excited for the tagged book. I‘m a sucker for books about fellow book lovers. Thanks again, @monalyisha for another great match! 💗📚🎊

Chelsea.Poole I‘m curious about this because I read Boy Parts and it was a very memorable read. 5mo
Karisa @Chelsea.Poole Ooh, I‘ve never read anything by Clark. If I like Penance I‘ll have to check that out. 5mo
thewallflower0707 You definitely picked 3 amazing novels! The Hyunam-Dong Bookstore is just PERFECT for this quiet time of the year. Curious History is genuinely hilarious & interesting. Penance is a fascinating look into our true crime obsession. Happy reading & am looking forward to your notes! 5mo
Karisa @thewallflower0707 I have a good feeling about your list! There were a few on there I‘d already read and loved. Can‘t wait to dive into these. I‘ve found Curious and Penance on audiobook already and am in line for the Hyunam-Dong on Libby app. Thanks for making great picks! (edited) 5mo
Karisa @thewallflower0707 Whelp, I just found out that Welcome to the H-D Bookstore doesn‘t release in the U.S. until February 20th. I guess I‘ll still be reading from your list at least into February. 😊 Happy New Year‘s Eve! 5mo
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Twocougs
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What an absolutely charming novel. So many messages that so many of us need to read/hear. My only complaint is that the Hyunam-Dong Bookstore doesn‘t exist because I want to visit. I hope this is the first of many novels for Hwang Bo-Reum.

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thewallflower0707
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FINALLY, a Japanese/Korean Translation that did not give me any icky feelings due to sexism & misogyny. This book is centered around a bookstore and it‘s workers. It‘s extremely cozy and also talks about current Korean & worldwide problems. A perfect read for the Winter!

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️,5/5

tpixie Ooh! that looks great! 5mo
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Oryx
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Cozy book for a cozy night

squirrelbrain Daisy! ❤️ 6mo
TrishB All looking cosy ❤️ 6mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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These bookcovers know what they're doing 😄🍜🐈🐈‍⬛📚

rabbitprincess I‘ve read one, have a hold on another, and added the other two to my to-read list 🤣 great collection! 6mo
julesG I think I have all of them on my TBR/or read already 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @rabbitprincess @julesG Irresistible aren't they? 🥰 6mo
Branwen Ooooh these look fantastic! I just recently read What You Are Looking For is in the Library! I quite enjoyed it! 6mo
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priya_bookworm_12

There was only one thing on her mind. ‘I must start a bookshop‘.

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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of my October #BookMail is this translated Korean novel. I saw “bookshop” and couldn‘t resist! Yeongju is burned out. With a high flying career, marriage & busy life in Seoul, she gives it all up & opens a bookshop. For the first months, all she does is cry but the long hours in the shop give her time to think about what makes a great bookstore & she starts to organise author events & turns it into a much loved part of the neighbourhood.

KateReadsYA Oooo love this cover 6mo
epsitawithane Beautiful cover. 6mo
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