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South Korean Bestsellers in July

Bestsellers at South Korea's biggest online bookstores, Kyobo Book Centre and Interpark

 

2019.08.05

 

Itching to know what books sold the most in South Korea in July? Below is a comparison of the top 10 bestselling books at South Korea's biggest online bookstores Kyobo Book Centre and Interpark as of the third week of July. With the exception of some small differences, the two bookstores saw the same books take up spots from 1 to 6. However, for the rest of the bestsellers, Kyobo saw liberal arts books and novels take up the remainder of its list while Interpark's list included self-help books and books for children.
Kim Young-ha's Why Travel, which topped the bestseller lists at both vendors a month ago, dropped down a spot in July after the release of Rhyu Si-min's European City Travels 1. Rhyu and Kim both recently appeared in various television programs in South Korea, driving demand for their books and subsequently landing both their publications in the coveted top spots of the bestseller lists.
All three parts of Jo Jung-rae's latest novel The Question of a Thousand Years found themselves sitting on the bestseller lists. The Question of a Thousand Years was first released in a series via Naver's Audioclip service. Naver is an online portal operator in South Korea. The fact that all three parts of the novel made it on to the bestseller lists clearly shows the popularity of both the author and the series.
Meanwhile, books related to history like Seol Min-seok's Seol Min-seok's Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1 and Seol Min-seok's Great Adventure nto Korean History 2 in addition to Lee Young-hoon's Anti-Japan Tribalism and Choi Tae-seong's The Utility of History newly appeared on the bestseller lists. This could be attributed to the recent public interest towards the establishment of correct historical consciousness, hence boosting the popularity of books on history.

 

* The following lists were provided from the official websites of Kyobo Book Centre and Interpark based on data from the third week of July.

 

〈South Korean July Bestsellers〉

Kyobo Book Centre
1

교보1위

 

European City Travels 1 
Author | Rhyu Si-min
Publisher | Saenggakeuigil
Genre | Liberal Arts

2

교보2위

 

Why Travel (Vacance Edition)
Author | Kim Young-ha
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Essay

3

교보3위

 

Seol Min-seok's Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1
Author | Seol Min-seok
Publisher | Segyesa
Genre | Liberal Arts

 

4

교보4위

 

Anti-Japan Tribalism
Author | Lee Young-hoon
Publisher | Miraesa
Genre | Politics

5

교보5위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 1
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel

6

교보6위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 2
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel

7

교보7위

 

The Organized Mind
Author | Daniel Levitin
Publisher | Wiseberry
Genre | Liberal Arts

8

교보8위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 3
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel

9

교보9위

 

Depuis l'au-dela 1
Author | Bernard Werber
Publisher | Open Books
Genre | Novel

10

교보10위

 

The Utility of History
Author | Choi Tae-seong
Publisher | Dasanchodang
Genre | Liberal Arts

 

Interpark
1

인터파크1위

 

European City Travels 1 
Author | Rhyu Si-min
Publisher | Saenggakeuigil
Genre | Liberal Arts

2

인터파크2위

 

Why Travel (Vacance Edition)
Author | Kim Young-ha
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Essay

3

인터파크3위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 1
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel

 

4

인터파크4위

 

Seol Min-seok's Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1
Author | Seol Min-seok
Publisher | Segyesa
Genre | Liberal Arts

5

인터파크5위

 

Anti-Japan Tribalism
Author | Lee Young-hoon
Publisher | Miraesa
Genre | Politics

6

인터파크6위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 2
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel

7

인터파크7위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 3
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel

8

인터파크8위

 

Seol Min-seok's Great Adventure Into Korean History 2
Author | Jam Story, Seol Min-seok
Publisher | Dankkumi (Dankkum Dream)
Genre | Children

9

인터파크9위

 

Genius Butt Detective 8
Author | Troll
Publisher | Mirae&Iseum
Genre | Picture Book

10

인터파크10위

 

Atomic Habits
Author | James Clear
Publisher | Business Books
Genre | Self-development

 

 


Written by Choi Ha-Yeong

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