Robinson Crusoe Books
Towards the south end of the city’s main commercial drag, Istiklal Caddesi, Robinson Crusoe bookshop often teems with intellectuals, expatriates, and tourists, who come for the high-end English language books. Behind the dark wood and glass façade, the shop resembles an old library with ladders to reach the highest shelves and clogged narrow walkways to squeeze through. Translations of Turkish literature and non-fiction are particularly popular for tourists but don’t come cheap. Owning to its central location and English speaking staff, Robinson Crusoe makes a convenient and comfortable meeting point for travelers.