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Hwang Bo-reum

Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop

Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop

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AN INDIE NEXT PICK * A Debutiful Most Anticipated Book of 2024

The Korean smash hit available for the first time in English, a slice-of-life novel for readers of Matt Haig's The Midnight Library and Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of AJ Fikry.

Yeongju is burned out. She did everything she was supposed to: go to school, marry a decent man, get a respectable job. Then it all fell apart. In a leap of faith, Yeongju abandons her old life, quits her high-flying career, and follows her dream. She opens a bookshop. In a quaint neighborhood 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 heartwarming story about finding acceptance in your life and the healing power of books, Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop is a gentle reminder that it's never too late to scrap the plot and start again.

  • ISBN:9781639732425, 163973242X
  • Page count:320
  • Published:February 20, 2024
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
  • Language:English
  • Translator:Shanna Tan
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