Best Bookstore for English Speakers

What the Book

이태원 왓더북

It is rare to find a bookstore in Korea that is solely dedicated to the needs of English readers. Even at large bookstores like Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in Korea, the selection of English books is rather limited. If you are looking for a well-stocked shelf of English books, "What the Book?" will be your best choice. Located in Itaewon, the multicultural district of Seoul, "What the Book?" takes pride in being the most well-known and largest independent bookstore dedicated to the English-language books in Seoul.


"What the Book?" offers a vast selection of both new and used English books and is well organized by category. From the latest bestsellers to classic books, magazines, textbooks, and children’s books, "What the Book?" meetss even the rarest of needs. For those outside of Seoul, "What the Book?" is the only retail bookstore in Korea with an internet site in English, with over 1,000,000 titles available in its search engine. They will even deliver your order to your house for free (within Korea). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the store. They have native English speakers on staff to help you with any of your needs!


Company NameWhat the Book (이태원 왓더북)
Category Social Shopping Others
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Languages Available English
Opening HoursMonday - Sunday 10:00 - 20:00

86 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 86

Take Line 6 to Itaewon Station and go out Exit 3 -> Turn around and walk towards the main street about 20 meters -> Turn left at Olive Young -> Walk straight for 450 meters. What the Book will be on your left on the 2nd floor

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