紙之鄕

A guest house, JIJIHYANG, which means hometown of paper, is a special resting space with beautiful bookshelves and smell of ancient books.
Also, state-of-the-art training support facilities as large Conference Room and Multipurpose Hall can be used with a space of reading culture, Forest of Wisdom, because it is connected with Asia Publication Culture & Information Center.

A guest house, JIJIHYANG, which means hometown of paper, is a special resting space with beautiful bookshelves and smell of ancient books.
Also, state-of-the-art training support facilities as large Conference Room and Multipurpose Hall can be used with a space of reading culture, Forest of Wisdom, because it is connected with Asia Publication Culture & Information Center.

A genuine rest area

Wooden interior design that delivers the feel of grain of wood and cotton beddings provide natural comfort.

Visitors can spend a time for thinking and reflection because good books are stocked in JIJIHYANG in place of TV that people automatically turn on.

Different cultural space

’Writer’s room’ is a special space decorated with complete works and collection of domestic writers as Park, Wan Seo, Ko Un, and Kim, Hoon where visitors can rest through books and see the works and life of writers.

Open reading space

JIJIHYANG lounge for service that never sleeps is an open reading culture space, the Forest of Wisdom. Spending a sleepless night with books as a companion is a special experience that only JIJIHYANG can provide.

World-class city of books

The official name of Paju Bookcity is 'Paju Publishing Industrial Estate,' and is the only industrial complex in Korea established by civilians for the development of publication industry.

Cities of naturally accumulated publication activities as Leipzig in Germany or Lyon in France can be found, but Paju Bookcity can be considered as the world’s first case which was designed by plan by getting assigned as a base of strategic industry by the state through voluntary cooperation project of the publishing industry.

the Book City is currently in process by dividing the total floor space of 1.5 million square meters into two sections. The first zone was completed in spring of 2007 by opening ‘Guest House Jijihyang’ in a cultural center facility of the Bookcity, Asia Publication Culture & Information Center, and completion of the second district including image industry is scheduled in 2017.

Cluster of publication industry

Approximately 200 companies as top domestic publishing, printing, bookbinding companies, copyright agents, and design companies have moved in this city and are engaging in active cooperation for high quality publication.

Has one-stop system of supplying books quickly at lower cost to readers across the country through a distribution center of publications when a book gets planned, edited, and completed by a nearby publishing company.

Is expect to create more explosive synergy effect in near future through competition and cooperation of over a thousand publishing・printing・image・broadcast and communication companies.

The whole city is architecture exhibition center

Book city is a large architecture exhibition center where architecture with unique story and beautiful nature formed harmony. Like a healthy mind in a healthy body, architecture that contains our life leads a healthy life. So, architectures in Book City have been completed with a philosophy of emptiness that can pursue collectivity and contain anything.

Pursuit of collectivity is of enduring some concession as the occasion demands by considering ecological environment as well as harmony with surrounding buildings, and philosophy of emptiness means removing unnecessary fences and creating extra space around the city.

The attempt of Book City is receiving attention from domestic architecture majors and architecture industry of the world.

Direction

  • Address

    145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

  • CAR

    Free road > Toward Unification Hill
    Enter when you see an access road sign of Paju Bookcity On Jangwol IC located at 7km of Ilsan Bridge.

  • Public transportation

    Seoul > Paju Bookcity
    #2200 Hapjeong Station > Paju Bookcity(go straight on free road)
    #200 Hapjeong Station > Ilsan Newtown > Gyoha Newtown > Paju Bookcity(Eunseokgyo crossroad)

    Ilsan > Paju Bookcity
    #20 Wondang Station > Siksa-dong > Deogi-dong > Paju Bookcity(Eunseokgyo crossroad)
    #200 Ilsan Newtown > Gyoha Newtown > Paju Bookcity(Eunseokgyo crossroad)

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