South Korea’s annual book festival, Paju Booksuri was recently held in Paju and ran from September 28 till October 6. Paju situated in the Gyeonggi Province, South Korea is home to a cluster of more than 300 publishing houses and has been developed specifically as a region that would be dedicated to the cause of publishing and content creation and promoting content consumption. The festival which was held at three locations in Paju is in its third year now and has played host to authors and publishers from all over the world. The festival which is considered the biggest of its kind in Asia focused on Asian literature and their authors drawn from 15 countries in the region.
Visitors had the chance to browse through their favorite books, listen to audio books, and lectures and so on. Also present were Kyobo Mungo who are the largest bookstore in South Korea that also retail their own ebook reading device, the Sam. Owners of the Sam ebook reader also have access to the Kyobo ebook on a membership basis. Among noted authors from abroad who visited the event includes the British author Tim Bowler of “River Boy” fame. Also present was Dr. Jaerock Lee who is considered Korea’s most well known author who has penned such titles as “My Life, My Faith”, “Heaven”, “Hell”, “Man of Flesh, Man of Spirit”, and “Spirit, Soul, and Body” and so on.