Sahaflar Çarşısı (Secondhand Book Bazaar)

The Sahaflar Çarşı (Second Hand Book Bazaar) has been a book and paper market since Byzantine times.

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Address

Çadırcılar Cad., Beyazıt

Visiting Hours

Except Sundays and official holidays

The Second Hand Book Bazaar (Turkish: Sahaflar Çarşısı) has been a book and paper market since Byzantine times. Located next to the Beyazit Mosque, it was a place to publish and distribute books as as it served as an important literary and intellectual center during the Ottoman period . Over time, as similar markets opened around the city, the çarşı lost its former importance. Although it mainly became a place to buy books for the Turkish University exams, it still is a fascinating place where one can browse through.

The bust in the interior courtyard is of İbrahim Müteferrika who in 1732 printed the first book in Turkey.

From the Atatürk Airport and Taksim

 

            Take the Havataş Shuttle or public bus 96T from the Atatürk Airport to Taksim

             Use the Funikuler (F1) from Taksim subway station to Kabataş

            Take the Tramway (T1) from Kabataş to Bağcılar and get off at Beyazıt

            (1)You can take bus 61B from Taksim to go to Beyazıt

 

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