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Robinson Crusoe Books, located at Istikal Caddesi is an old bookstore in Istanbul. Popular among students, this bookstore and library resembles those of olden times, with the shelves made of dark wood ascending upwards and the tranquil ambiance of the place. The store sells books of various types, from Mythological books to Science and Technology and from Islam sciences to Music. A lot of foreign language books alos find their place here. Getting the books on some of the upper shelves can be a tricky task, but the assistants and staff here are extremely friendly and helpful, so its alright.
Homer Kitabevi Books is the largest English bookstore in all of Istanbul. The store is not very spacious, although their collection of books is vast. Homer Kitabevi have their very own English publications and also have a huge range of books written by various other authors. Books on Science, Islamic Studies, Istanbul, Cinema, Byzantine Studies, History, Home and Gardening, Music, Mythology, Media Studies and a whole lot of other genres find their place here. Definitely a neat place to visit for the traveling book worm.
Pandora is a brilliant little place in the heart of Beyoglu, with helpful English-speaking staff. The shop is spread out over three floors and the top level is totally devoted to English-language titles. There is an edifying range of contemporary fiction, as well as the classics. Books of local and international poetry and art tend to be popular with curious expats. Colorful flyers and posters adorn the windows advertising what's going on around town.
Assouline is a name to be reckoned in the world of luxury books. This high-end publisher and retailer has several branches across the globe. Their Istanbul outpost is for the high fliers of the city who love tomes on art, gastronomy, photography, lifestyle, travel, design and fashion. Some of the famous brands that this publishing house is associated with are Chanel, Valentino and Cartier. Find linited editions, luxury volumes, artisan books, luxury gift items, distinct library accessories, stationery and more in this chic establishment. Various launch events are conducted at the store with artists and visionaries doing the honors.