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Pandora, Istanbul

Pandora bookstore Istanbul logo
Where? Istanbul, Turkey

Recommended by
Levent Alver

Pandora Kitabevi, just off Istikal Caddesi near Taksim Square in the part of Istanbul called Beyoglu, sells both English and Turkish books in its attractive, modern shop. Books in English about Turkey are mostly on the ground floor, but a large part of the English-language collection is upstairs, so look there as well.

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 ex-pats. Shelf upon shelf of local interest books and guides line the walls and there is even a decent history section. Colourful flyers and posters adorn the windows advertising what's going on around town.

Pandora bookstore IstanbulPandora Bookstore
Büyükparmakkapi Sokak 3
Istanbul, 34443


Phone and Emai:
+90 212 243 3503

Working Hours:
Mon-Wed 10-20
Thur-Sat 10-21
Sun 13-20

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great bookstore, which is now actually two shops, opposite each other on the same street, one for Turkish and one for English.

Also, the Google Map link is not right, it's very close to Taksim Square, try searching Google Maps for the following, to find the right street:

buyukparmakkapi sok, istiklal, taksim

Greg Willis