Beyond the Story: everything you need to know about the new BTS book

Here we answer all of your questions about Beyond the Story, the first-ever official book from global K-pop icons, BTS.

Published in celebration of BTS’s 10th anniversary, Beyond the Story is the highly anticipated book from one of the world’s most successful bands. In the decade since their global debut in 2013, BTS have broken world records, earned Grammy nominations, gained international recognition for their self-produced music and unmissable performances, and amassed millions of fans globally (a.k.a. ARMY).

In their first-ever book, BTS members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook share their story. Here, we answer all of your questions about this year's unmissable read, Beyond the Story.

What is the new BTS book about?

Beyond the Story

by BTS

Book cover for Beyond the Story

Beyond the Story chronicles BTS’s rise to global stardom in seven chapters, starting prior to their musical debut in June 2013 and taking readers through their decade-long journey to today. Through personal, stripped-back interviews conducted away from the cameras, BTS share personal, behind-the-scenes stories from their musical journey so far and discuss its significance for the first time. 

Throughout its 544 pages, the book features never-before-seen photos of the band, and over 330 QR codes for readers to explore trailers, music videos and more, bringing the key moments of BTS’s history to life. Sharing everything you could ever want to know about BTS in one remarkable volume, Beyond the Story is not to be missed. 

Who wrote Beyond the Story?

In the book, BTS share stories of their journey so far through more than three years of in-depth coverage and interviews conducted by journalist Myeongseok Kang, an expert in the K-pop and Korean pop culture arena. 

When will the BTS book be released?

Beyond the Story was released internationally on Sunday 9 July 2023 and is available to purchase now.

How can I buy the BTS book?

Beyond the Story is now available in hardback, ebook and audiobook formats. A paperback edition is set to follow (release date yet to be announced).

Beyond the Story is available to purchase from all major retailers. Click the ‘Buy the book’ button above to purchase from your chosen retailer.