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Uncanny Convenience Store - Korean version

This heartwarming and humorous novel, Uncanny Convenience Store, by Kim Ho-Yeon is set in the old neighborhood of Cheongpa-dong in Seoul, and follows the story of a homeless man, Dok-go, who finds a new home and a new job at a small convenience store. Through his interactions with the store's owner, Ms. Yeom, the part-time job seeker Shihyeon, the livelihood worker Ms. Oh, the office worker Gyeong-man, and the private detective Kwak, readers are taken on a journey of understanding, empathy, and laughter. With its clever imagination of human desires, this book captures the synesthesia of Cheongpa-dong and shows how even the most inconvenient of places can become a sanctuary and a place of comfort. For those looking for a funny and touching read, Uncanny Convenience Store is a must-have book. With its 268 pages of heartwarming stories, this book can bring joy and empathy to those who read it. Whether you're looking for a lighthearted read to escape your tiring day or a novel to bring comfort and laughter, Uncanny Convenience Store is perfect for you. With its unique characters and clever writing, this

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Uncanny Convenience Store - Korean version

Uncanny Convenience Store - Korean version


Book introduction

Item information
Publication date April 20, 2021
Number of pages, size 268 pages | 135*200*20mm
ISBN13 9791161571188
ISBN10 1161571183

Seafood lunch box
JS of JS
Uses of Triangle Gimbap
one plus one
inconvenient convenience store
Ten thousand won for four cans
It's a scrap product, but it's still okay



The following is a summary of a novel titled " Uncanny Convenience Store," by Kim Ho-Yeon. The book is a heartwarming and humorous portrayal of the lives of neighbors living in difficult times, centered around a small convenience store located in Cheongpa-dong, an old neighborhood in Seoul.

The story begins with a man named Dok-go, who is living a homeless life at Seoul Station. One day, he found a wallet belonging to a woman in her 70s. The story then shifts to Dok-go working a night job at the convenience store. Despite his alcoholic dementia and sluggish actions, he becomes a reliable worker who keeps the store running smoothly.

The novel introduces a cast of characters with unique personalities and stories, including convenience store owner Ms. Yeom, a retired high school history teacher; Shihyeon, a part-time job seeker in her 20s; and Ms. Oh, a livelihood worker in her 50s. Other characters include Gyeong-man, an office worker who relieves stress by drinking alone, and Kwak, a private detective who is involved in the story.

Through their interactions with Dok-go and with each other, the characters experience misunderstandings and confrontations, conflicts and reversals, understanding, and empathy. The novel captures the inner thoughts and joys of these characters' lives, and their experiences often result in laughter and tears.

Overall, "Uncanny Convenience Store" is a heartwarming and humorous novel that portrays the everyday realities of life in a witty way, with a clever imagination of human desires. The novel brings out pleasant fun and empathy by vividly capturing the synesthesia of Cheongpa-dong, an old neighborhood in Seoul. Despite the convenience store's location at the corner of an alleyway, it becomes a special space for comfort and sharing laughter in the midst of weary life.

A word from MD
A warm and humorous novel depicting the joys and sorrows of life against the backdrop of a small convenience store in a neighborhood alley. The story of a person who happened to work at a convenience store after living in Seoul Station and the people who visit the convenience store with their own stories, a convenience store night to comfort a tiring day. -Novel MD Park Hyung-Wook


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