BOOKS ABOUT ISTANBUL

Istanbullu by Ali Akpınar. (Dem Publishing, 2009. Language: English). Istanbullu is a very useful book for visitors or foreign Istanbulians living in Istanbul that functions as a useful Turkish-English dictionary, as an Istanbul encyclopedia, and as an Istanbul guide book for living and traveling in Istanbul. Click here to  read more

Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter: Backstreet Walking Tours by Ann Marie Mershon & Edda Renker Weissenbacher: (Çitlembik / Nettleberry Publications, 2009. Language: English)
Istanbul teems with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll discover them for yourself as you follow these roules through the seldom-explored streets around Istanbul’s famous bazaars: The Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Edda Renker Weissenbacher has wandered the bazaar district for decades. Click here to read more…

Ara Güler’s Istanbul: 40 Years of Photographs by Ara Güler, foreword by Orhan Pamuk. (Thames & Hudson Publications, 2009. Language: English.)
Ara Güler’s Istanbul is a unique record of daily life in the cultural capital of Turkey from the 1940s to the 1980s, captured by the award-winning photographer and accompanied by an evocative foreword by Orhan Pamuk, the first Turkish recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Click here to read more…

Istanbul and beyond… Turkish Poetry. Edited by Jeffrey Kahrs & Mel Kenne. Atlanta Review, Spring/Summer 2006, Volume XII, Issue Number 2.
“This issue of Atlanta Review takes you to the epicenter of Turkish culture, the place where East and West have met and mingled, made love and war, for thousands of years.” Click here to read more…

A Handbook for Living in Turkey by Pat Yale, drawings by Trici Venola (Çitlembik/Nettleberry Publications, 2006. Language: English).
Ever thought of moving to Turkey and weren’t quite sure what living there would be like? Coming to Turkey for work and wonder how easy it will be to adapt and what you may be unable to buy? Click here to read more...

Istanbul: Memories of A City by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely (Faber & Faber, 2006. Language: English)
Turkey’s greatest living novelist guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul – the city of his birth and the home of his imagination. Click here to read more…

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