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South Korea Just Opened an Incredible Vinyl Record Library

In K-pop-obsessed South Korea, a massive vinyl and music library has opened to the public, showcasing decades of eastern and western music in its beautiful three-level space.

The Music Library + Understage is all thanks to Korean credit card company HyundaiCard, whose ongoing library project has already provided the people of Seoul with a Design Library and a Travel Library. The company debuted its musical installment of the project earlier this year, according to online music magazine Fact.

Featuring 10,000 vinyl records and 3,000 books, the public library is a music lover's paradise. Its two above-ground levels are stocked with rare albums, like the controversial “butcher cover” edition of The Beatles' 1966 album Yesterday and Today, as well as every issue of Rolling Stone published since 1967. In the basement, Understage houses a performance space to support independent musicians and holds regular shows. 

Take a tour of the space in the video below.

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