Around me were 50,000-something books with 13-meter tall bookshelves, lots of open air and natural light. Quite a few people are taking selfies, while some are silently reading or working on their laptops. I was just looking around, unable to hide my excitement.
I was in South Korea’s Starfield Library in COEX, Seoul, which has just recently opened currently trending all over the world for all its Instagrammable-worthiness.
I myself took a few photos, of course.
I didn’t really know about this world-famous library until I asked a hotel staff where I can find the nearest Korean restaurant. I asked that particular hotel staff, of course, because he looked like a K-pop star.
He told us to check out this fusion Korean restaurant in the mall; and then he also told us to check out the library. While the Korean restaurant he recommended wasn’t that good, the library he recommended made up for it: it was a great and surprising find!
The Starfield library is a spacious, library with ample of natural lighting–2,800 square meters with two stories, their 13-meter tall bookshelves are packed with 50,000 books and magazines. They also have an up-to-date e-book system for you to peruse.
Amazingly, the library is available to public free of charge.
Not only do they offer these wide selection of books, they also have ample tables and chairs that provide comfortable seating to those who want to read and study in the library.
They have a variety of cultural events and performances: Poetry Mondays, Traveling Tuesdays, Book Wednesdays, Art Thursdays, Special Guest Lectures on Fridays, Children’s Entertainment on Saturdays and themed performances from guests every Sundays.
Address: Central Plaza within Starfield COEX Mall, B1-1F, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 10AM to 10PM, open all year round