Foreign Language Bookshop

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Sungri Street, Pyongyang, North Korea

Foreign Language Bookshop Pyongyang Reviews

Airportman Airportm…
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One of a handful places to get foreign books in Pyongyang Apr 30, 2010
The Foreign Language Bookshop is a nice place to get hands on korean books in either the english languages or several other ones.

As with everything else in North Korea, it's only possible to visit with a korean tourguide, so in between the stops in Pyongyang, our korean tourguide allowed us some time to visit the bookshop.

From the outside, you wouldn't know it's a bookshop, as there are no signs or name on the building. Maybe the propaganda poster son the windows could give a clue, but then again, the building could have easily been an office or something else.

The shop sells a lot of books about Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, mostly written by the 2 leaders. But there are also books about the war in Korea (from their point of view), travel guides and history books.

They also sell plenty of souvenirs like pins, stamps, posters, flags, cds & dvds and other items. I was interested in the propaganda posters, but the ones they showed were bad copies or none to my liking. And a book with pictures of them wasn't available. We could only pay in euros and got euros back in change.

(Note: pictures that show a * haven't been taken by me)
* Propaganda poster
* Propaganda poster
* Propaganda poster
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Airportman says:
Hun zienswijze is dat "the imperialists from America" de oorlog begonnen zijn. Ze hebben een deel van hun geschiedenis zelf gemaakt
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011
Airportman says:
Altijd... die wijkt niet van je zijde
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011
misseejjay says:
Heb je altijd een tour gide nodig, of alleen voor bepaalde plekken?
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011
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