07.18 2019 INTERVIEW DATE
Your Mind, Founder of independent bookshop Your Mind
Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Iro found Your Mind in 2009 online and in 2010 opened its offline bookshop where he continues to introduce works of small-sized publishing companies or publications made by the artists themselves. All the while he also publishes books related to illustration, comic, cooking and photography once every two months and hosts the largest event of the independent publishing world, the ‘Unlimited Edition–Seoul Artbook Fair,’ which has been going for ten years. Despite the countless independent bookshops that come and go, Iro manages to survive while holding on to its identity along with what he likes and what he’s good at. At this point we wonder what bookshops and independent publications all mean to him. We met Iro in Yeonhui-dong where he refines a new season for Your-Mind after moving from Seokyo-dong in 2017.