SEOUL, KOREA - Visitors to COEX in Samseong-dong will now be greeted by the tentatively titled “Open Library” in the center of the mall, set to open on May 31.
Here, anyone can read 50,000 books for free. iPads are also there so people can read books online. Sofas, chairs, round tables and desks will be set up around the library. A separated meeting room will be prepared for those who want a little private space. There will also be small music concerts, book signing events, poetry sessions and more.
“We decided to bet on the country’s first-ever open library inside the mall,” said person charged. Also, he affirmed “combined with shopping, culture and relaxation, we hope this open library will attract visitors.”