It is the 39th anniversary celebration of Kyobo books, and the celebration will include some speeches/presentations by famous authors. The important details are:
The bookstore conducted a survey on “Great Authors” from May 4 to 15 by questioning some 20,000 readers. The readers selected the top 10 authors whom they would like to meet. The selected writers were Gong Ji-young, Kwon Bi-young, Kim Jin-myung, Shin Kyung-sook, Yoo Hong-jun, Yi Mun-yol, Lee Oi-soo, Lee Hae-in, Cho Chang-in and Choi In-ho.
Yoo will hold a lecture about cultural heritages on June 18 while Kwon and Kim will meet readers and give lectures on history on July 2.
Gong and Lee will take readers on a literature tour to Mt. Jiri while Choi and Yi will .. talk about Korean literature in July. In August, Lee Oi-soo will meet his fans to talk about youth in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province. Shin and Cho are scheduled to talk about Korean mothers and fathers in September.
A special exhibition will also be held at the bookstore to highlight “30 Big Brands” including Minumsa and Gimmyoung Publisher which have influenced the Korean publishing market over the last 30 years. Some 300 books from 30 publishers will be exhibited in Gwanghwamun and through the Internet Kyobo Bookstore until June 30.
Anyone interested in attending these author events should drop me a line, as I will at least be dropping by to take photographs.