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Local government to encourage reading through new ideas Updated: 2018-04-07 09:54:55 KST


This subway car looks more like a library or a bookstore.
This "Book Train" is open to passengers riding the Gyeongui-Jungang Line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway.
Home to Korea's leading publishing hub, the city of Paju stocked the train with around 500 books and e-books.
It also hosts various book-related events.


"The design is new and surprising, and brings us closer to books."

At this subway station, passengers can search for their desired book and request its delivery.
And this unique vending machine on the subway platform provides waiting passengers with literature excerpts.
From famous poems to short stories, people can get a taste of about a thousand works for free.


"I like that the machine's recommendations get me interested in literary works, encouraging me to find and read the books later."

The local government's efforts to promote reading continue to receive positive feedback from residents.
Park Se-young, Arirang News.
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