Situated in Asia’s largest underground shopping center in Seoul, South Korea, this gigantic Starfield Library is filled with more than 50,000 books and magazines. The library is stretched over a whopping 2800 square-meters in size and has three bookshelves, each of which is 13 meters tall. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) brings more information about this enthralling library.
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This brightly lit two-storey athenaeum is inside the largest underground shopping center in Asia, COEX Mall designed by the renowned Gensler Studio. The firm used Prestige by Marca Corona, the wood-effect porcelain stoneware series to design the library. The elegant brown shade of tiles gives the essence of natural oak.
The library was operated by a Shinsegae conglomerate and opened on 31 May 2017. It is an open public library where books and magazines of all genres are available. Bibliophiles can pick and read any book from the vast collection. iPads are also available for those who enjoy reading electronic books.
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200 seating facilities available in the form of table, plush sofas and benches. It also has several service kiosks and an information center to help you find any particular book.
The majority of the titles are in Korean but there is also English-languate reading available.
It also has several other amenities such as air conditioning, plenty of power outlets and free Wi-Fi. Also, a number of events also take place here such as poetry reading, lectures, meeting with authors, book talks,book concerts, art exhibitions and more.
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