Homer Kitabevi Books
For prestige, no schools top Galatasary Lise in central Taksim. Across from its vaunted black gates, Homer Kitabevi (bookstore) specializes in academic material for its students and other collegiate clientele throughout the city. Its inventory include books on history, architecture, art, literature, religion, and philosophy, often in English and difficult to find elsewhere. In most bookshops, steep mark-ups can make books unaffordable, but Homer commits to charging no more than the cover price. It also publishes and sells its own books, primarily about archeology.