numerous good bookstores where you
can buy English-language books.
English-language books are published
in Turkey (in addition
to lots of Turkish-language books,
and translations into Turkish of
popular English-language books).
humorous travel memoir, Turkey:
Bright Sun, Strong Tea,
was published in Istanbul by Homer
Books, and is available in all
of the bookshops mentioned below
for TL16million (TL16), or about
easily find dozens of books
in English on any aspect
of Turkish life and culture that
may interest you: art, architecture,
cuisine, customs, history, language,
music, religion, theater and society.
far from Galatasaray
Square, this is an old standard,
with a fine selection and knowledgeable
largest publisher of English-language
books," near Galatasaray
Square off İstiklal
Caddesi, sells an extensive collection
of its own English-language titles
(original works such as Turkey:
Bright Sun, Strong Tea, as
well as those of other publishers both
Turkish and foreign. More...
If you really want to
dive into the social, cultural,
artistic and environmental setting
of Anatolian cultures and their
close neighbours, you want to look
Books. My friend,
the archeologist and writer Mr
Ahmet Boratav, owns this scholarly
bookshop and publisher specializing
Classical Archaeology, Byzantine
and Ottoman Studies,
and publishing books in English,
French and German as
well as in Turkish.
The shop is at Katip
Mustafa Çelebi Mahallesi, Abdullah Sokak
No: 17, Taksim, Beyoğlu,
Istanbul (Tel: +90 (212) 244 7521, Fax
+90 (212) 244 3209, [email protected].
It's on a back street between Taksim and Galatasaray squares,
and a great place to visit for serious
scholarly books, but you can also find
all the books online. More...
artsy Sofyalı Sokak off of southwestern İstiklal
Caddesi near Tünel Square,
this is a good, serious shop. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan