Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 26/10/2023
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Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop
The cosy bookshop book that hits you right into your soul.
I don't read much literary fiction but this was just incredible. This book resonated with me on a molecular level. Most likely due to me being a booksel... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate
Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop
the joys of books
Thank you to the publishers for the early copy of this book. This was such a lovely lovely book, and it was such a joy to read! It’s a nice calm book, fo... READ MORE
Katie | High Wycombe
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A Book Lover’s Dream
This is such a lovely, comforting read. It is perfect for those who have worked in a bookshop or just enjoy spending time within one. Rather than having a... READ MORE
Molly at East Kilbride
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A Crossroad Book
I find the stories in this book fascinating for many reasons. While it might be silly for me to say that this book made me think, because every book does, ... READ MORE
Alexander Cooil
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The perfect cosy day book choice
Hunker down with a cosy blanket, fluffy warm socks, a hot mug of tea, and curl up on the sofa with this book. It’s calm, soothing, and gently nourishing. A... READ MORE
Laionie Sarson
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A cosy, comforting read
Yeongju is getting through a difficult phase in her life. Her relationships have tested her and now she wants to escape to the relative safety of a booksho... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
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the perfect cosy read
I absolutely adored this. This book single handedly reaffirmed my faith in my vocation. A book about community and togetherness, it reminded me that bookst... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple
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A beautiful, wise novel.
This is another one of those books which is just food for the soul, and I absolutely loved it! It’s so insightful and thought provoking, whilst also feelin... READ MORE
Tilly Fitzgerald
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New Comfort Books
What can I say about this book other than it is entirely fulfilling but left me wanting more the entire time? This was an amazing read, I enjoyed every mom... READ MORE
Charlotte  Fawdington
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A Beautiful, Comforting Tale
Thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy of this book. This book is an absolute balm for the soul. I think it is the perfect gift for anyone that ... READ MORE
Poppy Flaxman
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A perfect book for all book lovers
Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop is such a wonderful, heart-warming, comforting and cosy read that will fill the reader with joy whilst championing the ... READ MORE
Emma at Blackburn
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A stunning read
An inspiring and gentle tale of people finding refuge in a bookshop. The owner, who fled a marriage and wanted to follow her childhood dream of opening her... READ MORE
Stacey
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Philosophical echoes
As a bookseller, I was really looking forward to reading this. I’d already read Days at the Morisaki Bookshop and was expecting something similar but I was... READ MORE
Chelsea at Lichfield

Synopsis

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, divorces her husband, 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 housewife, 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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526662279
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

Customer Reviews

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Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop
Gorgeous Read!
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, this is a lovely gentle read. I think it will be loved by booksellers and everyone who understands... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
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Heartwarming
Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop is a heartwarming and magical read conveying the importance of books and bookshops. There’s no real drama, it’s just a ... READ MORE
Sarah -Bookworm Extraordinaire
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Cosy and thoughtful
A wonderful read. I knew that this would be a book for me but I couldn’t expect how much I enjoyed it. A heart warming tale of a community centered around ... READ MORE
Kate Goodbody
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Painfully saccharine
I found Welcome… a difficult book to want to pursue. Painfully slow at times and written meanderingly around the dull lives of dull characters who never fe... READ MORE
Stephen Williams
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very slow
I wanted to love this. Bookshop and books? What's not too like? But I found it very slow and I didn't connect with the characters. I think I had high expec... READ MORE
june.reads
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Gentle musing on the purpose of life
Yeongju has lived her life according to convention but after stress caused her to rethink she got divorced and opened a bookshop in a residential area of S... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
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A different life
What a good book. Well written (translated) with lots of interesting characters. Moved along quite quickly with well painted scenes. The hardest par... READ MORE
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