The New York Times

"Anything you ever wanted to know about Istanbul or Turkey is somewhere inside this shop, or their branch across the street."

Tales of Turkey

"Lovers will enjoy a visit to Galeri Kayseri, known as the English Bookshop and reputed to be the worlds's best bookstore for works on Turkey"


"Sultanahmet is littered with souvenir bookshops, the most notable being Galeri Kayseri ..."


"Like Discovering Hidden Treasure"


"Guidebooks and stunning volumes on the region's art, architecture, religion, philosophy, and gastronomy."


"Galeri Kayseri, 58 Divan Yolu, caters to tourists with informational books on Turkish and Islamic history and literature, as well as a host of guidebooks."


"Gorgeous picture books of the city from Galeri Kayseri Bookshop"


Galeri Kayseri has a very thorough collection of nonfiction books about Turkey in a variety of subject areas, as well as some novels, spread out over their two shops.

Writer Unboxed - Interview Juliet Marillier

I found a great bookshop in Istanbul, Galeri Kayseri, which specialises in books on Turkey in English.

Virtual Tourists

There are two Galeri Kayseri bookshops, both located in Divanyolu Street, one very near the other, and both called simply ? Bookshop.

Turkish Daily News

"Turkey's 'window to the world bookstore opens in Istanbul"

Eyewitness Travel Guides

"One of the very best shops for new books is Galeri Kayseri, which sells a wide selection of English language titles "

Rick Steves

The new shop, Bookshop Istanbul, opened in September 2004, is at Divanyolu Caddesi No. 11

Time Out

This shop is devoted exclusively to books about Istanbul and Turkey. Whatever the genre, you'll find it here: fiction, non-fiction, guidebooks and coffee-table volumes.

Turkey Travel Planner

"Best Bookstores in Turkey the most convenient English-language bookshop in Sultanahmet, Galeri Kayseri"

Counter Weights

"On the same street I stumbled into the Galeri Kayseri Bookstore, which boasts "the best collection in the world of books in English on Turkey, Byzantium, Ottomans ... Sufism, Islam ... Textiles, Iznik Tiles, Carpets ...etc."

Hotel Plan

Cette librairie, offrant une excellente s?lection d'ouvrages, propose un grand choix de litt?rature (en anglais) sur tous les domaines d'intirit concernant la Turquie ainsi que divers CD de musique traditionnelle turque.

Petit Futé

Une tris agriable librairie avec un large choix de beaux livres

John Freely's Strolling Through Istanbul

Continuing along the left side of Divan Yolu, on the next block we pass the Galeri Kayseri, the best bookshop in the city for works in English on Istanbul and other places in Turkey.

Recommended by

Lonely Planet Turkey, Lonely Planet Istanbul, Eyewithness Guide Istanbul, Blue Guide Istanbul, Guide de Routard, etc.

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