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Sahaflar Carsisi

Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 352 327 06 06
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This historic book bazaar was popular with famous writers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, it is one of the most known areas in the city to find rare and used books.
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Istanbul 34430, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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+90 352 327 06 06
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"book market"
in 5 reviews
"book lovers"
in 2 reviews
"istanbul university"
in 2 reviews
"miniature"
in 4 reviews
"textbook"
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"browsing"
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"sellers"
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"paintings"
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"fountain"
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"bazaar"
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved this small but very worthwhile market. Haggling is not really the thing here, prices are written on products, and in my experience, a cash discount was either offered by the seller or agreed if I could pay in Turkish Lira. Most of the...More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It's a place where people who love books are still unable to come by. This place was much more popular in the past. You could find here especially old books, second hand books that you could not find in any bookstore. It's not much of...More

Thank Erkan Ö
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

''just outside the gates of the Bazaar''. do you like different trip? ? if you are an eager or want to learn about something, you should be visit used book markets at Beyazıt,There are beautiful places for visit around of Beyazıt. it is pleasant to...More

1  Thank Ufuk E
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This bazaar is near Beyazıt tram stop which is near Sultanahmet. It has a lot of book shops and historical places. You can find various books such as Turkish, English...

Thank sema b
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Strolling down the streets of old istanbul one comes across a amazing area where old and new books are sold . I bought a miniature Quran from there . There is a statue of Muteferrika .... A sherbet seller was seen with his unique container...More

Thank Shehla2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This area is very near from the Istanbul university, so they sell many books and textbooks. Many of them are written in Turkish, and the customers seem almost all students. There is a fountain in the middle of the square. You can't drink the water,...More

Thank ワンケディ
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Sahaflar Çarşısı has operated as a book market and also bazaar since Byzantine times. This place is good for book lovers.

Thank Arisandroo
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

"Sahaf" is an Arabic word meaning a shop or a person selling old books and manuscripts. This bazar has existed in Istanbul since the 15th century. After suffering from two earthquakes it was moved to the Engraver's Market, which was also the site of the...More

3  Thank HINAWASEEM
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Books, as well as where a person goes to hear that beautiful smell of old books? The answer I can give to myself in the Second Hand Book Bazaar .. Even though you will find there all the same book shop, all in one by...More

5  Thank Nirz33
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Located quite close to the Grand Bazaar you will find this lovely book bazaar. Although the majority of the books are in Turkish you can still find a small selection in various foreign languages. Vendors are generally congenial and helpful. Some of the tiny shops...More

Thank Canadatom1
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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