Oct 142011
 

BY MELISSA TAIT

Fully Booked Books, KSU, Busan

Fully Booked is a cafe/bar/restaurant/second hand bookstore in KSU that creates a very cosy vibe and literary atmosphere. It opened in September and filled a hole needed by the local English speaking community.

Fully Booked Books, KSU, BusanObviously, books are heavy and not great for travelling, but reading is awesome. So most people here acquire a couple of books, pass them onto friends or leave them at your apartment at the end of your contract. But then there are lots of people who would like to read books and end up buying new classics from the limited range available here.

Fully Booked offers an exchange on second hand books and resells them for a decent price. All of the books are second hand and it’s interesting to see the range they collect. There are lots of Korea Lonely Planets, but then I was surprised to see a large range of Murakami and other modern authors that are less mainstream.

With coffee, beer (OB Golden on tap!), wine, paninis and board games, Fully Booked is a quiet nook in KSU where you can have a browse and hang out for a while in a literary atmosphere. I was chatting to the owners in minutes and they’re happy to host larger parties or groups if you message them ahead of time via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fullybooked1?sk=info)

I feel like I’ll be spending a bit of time here, browsing books, playing Trivial Pursuit and chatting to the owners.

Fully Booked Books, KSU, Busan  Fully Booked Books, KSU, Busan  Fully Booked Books, KSU, Busan
Directions: Kyungsung/Pukyung subway stop, Exit 1. Walk straight for 2 blocks and turn right. It is on the corner (on your left) above the yellow Budong-san on the 2nd floor. Look for the green doors and go up the stairs.



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