THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP by Lee Eun

ANTIQUEGIFT_1 Did you know that an antique possesses a soul of its own? The Antique Gift Shop specializes in such items that charm and captivate the buyers that they are destined to belong to. Guided by a mysterious and charismatic shopkeeper, the enchanted relics lead their new owners on a journey into the alternate cosmic universe to their true destinies. Eerily bittersweet and dolefully melancholy, the Antique Gift Shop opens up a portal to a world where torn lovers unite, broken friendships are mended, and regrets are resolved. Do you believe?
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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 1
story by Lee Eun

December 2005 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4455-5 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Did you know that an antique possesses a soul of its own? The Antique Gift Shop specializes in such items that charm and captivate the buyers that they are destined to belong to. Guided by a mysterious and charismatic shopkeeper, the enchanted relics lead their new owners on a journey into the alternate cosmic universe to their true destinies. Eerily bittersweet and dolefully melancholy, the Antique Gift Shop opens up a portal to a world where torn lovers unite, broken friendships are mended, and regrets are resolved. Do you believe?

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 2
story by Lee Eun

June 2006 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4475-3 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

The ”Hollow Diary” only shows its contents when ”Hollow Water” is dropped on its pages. Two best friends, Yang-Ji and Eun-Soo, bought this diary together, but only Eun-Soo knows that secret of this special diary. While their friendship is being tested by Yang-Ji’s cheating boyfriend, will this special gift from the antique gift shop be able to help them keep their friendship?!

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 3
story by Lee Eun

October 2006 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4489-0 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

While the secret powers of the antiques still haunt the owners, it is time to take a look into the mysterious past of Bun-Nyuh and Mr. Now, the destiny of becoming a shaman is laid upon Bun-Nyuh. While her grandmother does her best to protect Bun-Nyuh from this destiny, Mr. Yang appears and makes a special offer…

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 4
story by Lee Eun

February 2007 | ISBN: 978-89-527-4490-6 | $10.95 ($13.50) | 200 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

This time, a deliveryman gets lost in Snow Heights, where he meets a strange family. Everybody seems weird except for the youngest son, but oddly, everybody else seems to be afraid of him. What harm can such a sweet little child do?!

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 5
story by Lee Eun

August 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2886-4 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen
After murdering a man, a contract killer Young-Ook hides out in a mysterious mansion called Snow Heights. There, he meets a creepy family and their young son simply called “Son.” Despite warnings to ignore “Son,” Young-Ook can’t help but feel bad for the way the family treats him. Eventually, Young-Ook decides to help “Son” run away from Snow Heights but not before he discovers a shocking secret about the family!

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 6
story by Lee Eun

December 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2887-1 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Donning a disguise complete with a pair of antique glasses for an impending (and potentially embarrassing) doctor’s appointment, Bun-Nyuh never expected to find true love in the waiting room! But when the handsome young physician seems equally floored by her, a romantic escapade might just be around the corner. However, love at first sight is not all it seems… especially when you’re looking at the world through someone else’s glasses…

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 7
story by Lee Eun

March 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2888-8 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 176 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Police officer Choi is a regular at the Antique Gift Shop, but as he rushes off with a gift for his new girlfriend, he is killed in a hit-and-run accident. His only relative is his younger brother ChanYoung, who’s only just been released from prison. ChanYoung always thought he was the troublemaker of the pair, but when he explores his late brother’s house, he discovers the upstanding officer may have had a few skeletons in his closet…or rather, a mysterious little girl hiding in his bedroom?!

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 8
story by Lee Eun

July 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3143-7 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 176 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

When a Nepalese goddess appears at the Antique Gift Shop, Bun-Nyuh is taken in by the beautiful woman and her knack for sales. Sensing that her freedom from the antiques is near as the money rolls in, Bun-Nyuh leaves the goddess in charge and begins planning for her life away from the shop, despite Mr. Yang’s protests. But the goddess’s sales come with strings attached, and those strings will pull Bun-Nyuh back to the heart of the shop where a new darkness awaits…

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 9
story by Lee Eun

November 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3164-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 176 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

When a mermaid princess’s hopes to marry her human prince are squashed by the domineering, morbidly obese ex-ballerina to whom the prince appears to be tied, she decides to return to the Han River. But she’s beaten to the punch by the prince…and then the ballerina! What grave secrets about these two does the murky water conceal…and will either of them make it out of the river alive?

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THE ANTIQUE GIFT SHOP Volume 10
story by Lee Eun

March 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3165-9 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Having decided to return to the Antique Gift Shop, Bun-Nyuh discovers that one of her most precious antiques is missing and leaves the store in search of it. Little does she know her quest will follow a path laid out by fate, setting the present onto a collision course with the past — one that will reveal the truth behind the bond shared by Bun-Nyuh’s grandmother and her friend, as well as Mr. Yang’s true identity. Will Bun-Nyuh be able to fulfill her destiny as a shaman? Or will she deny the essence of her being until the very end?! Find out in the conclusion to The Antique Gift Shop!

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