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“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the last ten years, the book most borrowed by elementary and middle school students in South Korea has been “Please Look After Mom” by novelist Shin Kyung-sook, which has recently become popular overseas, according to the National Library of Korea after analyzing all book records from 844 libraries [...]

Books Urging Workers to Quit Their Jobs and Travel Increasingly Popular

Books Urging Workers to Quit Their Jobs and Travel Increasingly Popular

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As times are changing, the concept of a “lifetime workplace” is no longer true. Unlike the older generation, who had only tendered their resignations in their hearts for their entire lives, the younger generation now boldly chooses to retire. Retirement-related content is also gaining popularity, with subscribers flocking to [...]

Popularity of Books and Live Performances Increases Due to New Tax Policy

Popularity of Books and Live Performances Increases Due to New Tax Policy

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — After new tax regulations came in effect on July 1 that allow book purchases and live performance tickets to qualify as income tax deductions, vendors have seen a notable increase in relevant sales. According to Yes 24, a leading online bookstore, the sales volume of books in the first [...]

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – One particular social trend finding prominence in 2016 was the “do-it-yourself” movement. In a society that places high importance on group activities, and emphasizes that everything be done “together,” the concept of dining alone, studying alone, or even drinking alone, seemed alien in the past, and these types of [...]