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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035412730

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 9th November 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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|| THE NO.1 KOREAN BESTSELLER WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD ||



‘These days I’m reading a book called DallerGut Dream Department Store and when they talk about the dream department store I can see it in my head. I imagine I’m shopping there as I read.’ WONWOO, member of the K-Pop group Seventeen

The writer of this novel must be brilliant, because this world was so creative. You need to read this too!’ YUGYEOM, member of the K-Pop group Got7

FOYLES TRANSLATED BOOK OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2023

In a mysterious town hidden in our collective subconscious there’s a department store that sells dreams. Day and night, visitors both human and animal shuffle in to purchase their latest adventure. Each floor specializes in a specific type of dream: childhood memories, food dreams, ice skating, dreams of stardom. Flying dreams are almost always sold out. Some seek dreams of loved ones who have died.

For Penny, an enthusiastic new hire, working at the store is the opportunity of a lifetime. As she uncovers the workings of this whimsical world, she bonds with a cast of unforgettable characters, including DallerGut, the flamboyant and wise owner, Babynap Rockabye, a famous dream designer, Maxim, a nightmare producer, and the many customers who dream to heal, dream to grow, and dream to flourish.

A captivating story that will leave a lingering magical feeling in readers’ minds, this is the first book in a bestselling duology for anyone exhausted from the reality of their daily life.

READERS CAN’T GET ENOUGH:

‘What a ride! I DEVOURED this book in one sitting!’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘There were so many more layers to this book. It’s totally cute, but also clever [and] insightful!’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I cannot wait to read the sequel, and I hope it is translated soon!’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘It was wholesome, gentle and made me smile the whole time’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘I absolutely adored this. It’s the kind of book I could read over and over again’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Reviews

The writer who wrote about dreams is now achieving her dreams. A dream-like story has happened in the publishing world resulting in this becoming a bestseller after its initial e-book publication.
The Dong-A Ilbo
The author who revolutionised the world of Korean fiction is also influencing and changing the broader realm of Korean literature now.
Maeil Business News Korea
This book has the unique ability to evoke both tears and tranquility. A perfect read for moments of exhaustion and the yearning to escape reality, it possesses the power to mend weary hearts.
Insight Korea
DallerGut Dream Department Store provides empathy and comfort to readers who have found it increasingly difficult to dream in the midst of the painful realities of life.
Opinion News
A charming foray into the land of sleep. This is an excellent choice for a gentle book club read.
Library Journal

Dallergut Dream Department Store