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Good selection of books though expensive

The selection of books is great and the staff speak excelent English. I was able to choose some... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Fukaya, Japan
A warm welcome

Galeri Kayseri was the first bookstore that I visited in my Turkish trip. The decoration was quite... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2014
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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24 Jul 2018
“Rude and unhelpful staff kicked me out!”
29 May 2017
“A mandatory stop over in Istanbul”
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Divanyolu Caddesi 11 | Sultanahmet 34122, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 516 33 66
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The store owner here is rude, aggressive and has no concept of customer service. I was looking to buy an history book in English and asked if he could recomend anything. He seemed quite standoffish and kept his talk to a minimum - which you...More

Thank Kaan Z
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is the most surprising discovery in any visit of Istanbul and an often hidden one. This is where one should start his/her visit, to get to appreciate the very large amount of publications on the wide variety of Turkish historical and cultural treasures IN...More

Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

One of the times you just need to cross the road to discover something very unique. An English language bookstore focused on everything Turkish: language, history, arts, biographies, novels, travel, religion, humor, etc. Great staff full of ideas and suggestions without being pushy. The store...More

Thank rhancarol
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The selection of books is great and the staff speak excelent English. I was able to choose some books about Turkish culture and tradition. But beware, getting English books in Turkey is pretty expensive so we must choose which book to buy and which not...More

Thank Vacationer807484
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I visited both locations of this shop (they are nearly across the street from one another) and bought books in both locations. The second time, I had a long conversation with Ali Tüysüz, the very amazing owner of the shop. He was eager to show...More

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Galeri Kayseri was the first bookstore that I visited in my Turkish trip. The decoration was quite nice and easy for customer. You may find most of the common book about Turkish culture. I came to find a map of Istanbul and I had a...More

Thank quynhmv
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful visit with the family that owns and operates the Book Shop. As a librarian and architect, we not only visit historic builldings and libraries when we travel, but we like to take home gifts to share with friends...More

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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