About Hollym

Founded in 1963, Hollym Corporation is the first publisher of English books on Korea. With offices in Carlsbad, CA in the United States and Seoul in Korea, our aim is to introduce Korea and its culture to the world and to help the world better understand Korea through publications.

Since foundation, we have published various books on Korea about such topics as Korean history, art, culture, literature, language, cuisine, and travel guides. Due to a wide range of topics and high quality, Hollym has kept its global presence and played the leading role in publishing books on Korea.

Our books are available throughout the world. In Korea, you can have easy access to our titles in major bookstores, university libraries, souvenir shops where foreigners or travelers frequently stop by, like in hotels, airports, museums, and tourist sites.

As we tried to play the important role in globalization of Korean culture approximately for the past 50 years, our next 50 years will be more prosperous with better publications on Korea.

For further information about Hollym and Hollym titles, please contact our Seoul office.


Book > Door: The book that opens to the future, a door that creates new possibilities

The symbol consists of two square shapes–a rectangle, which symbolizes a book or a door, and a square, which encloses the rectangle. The rectangle is surrounded by the dark colored square to emphasize its image of a “hopeful, future-oriented” book or door. Therefore, this symbol shows “two books” overlapping each other or a “door” opened outwards. It reflects Hollym’s vision of pursuing future possibilities that can be obtained through books.

Hollym’s vision based on the two axes

The symbol has a colored part and a pierced part, and the image can be interpreted in different ways depending upon your point of view. When you cast your eyes on the pierced part, you see the door of infinite possibilities; however, when you contemplate the colored part, you can see them as bracketing the door.
The two different axes symbolize “old and new,” “traditional and modern,” and “Korea and the world,” which explains the characteristics of Hollym’s business.
One axis represents Korea’s history and tradition, upon which Hollym’s ideological roots are derived, and it also stands for one of our roles of publishing books on Korea and the Korean culture. The other axis symbolizes Hollym’s new vision for the future and its international expansion through Hollym International Corp. and also stands for the other of our roles of publishing books for young readers. The brown color (PMS730) symbolizes history, culture, and soil, the light green color (PMS397) represents the future and new life. The grey color (PMS425) for the text balances the two colors.

Our Offices


Head Office

Hollym Corp., Publishers
15, Jongno 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03190





Hollym International Corp.
2647 Gateway Rd. #105-223, Carlsbad, CA 92009