Bibliopole festival opens in Üsküdar
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
The biblopole festival will be hosting visitors at Üsküdar Square’s Ramadan Tent until Sept 14. AA PhotoThe first Üsküdar Bibliopole Festival in Üsküdar Square’s Ramadan Tent presents rare newspapers, magazines, posters, books and maps printed in the Ottoman era. The festival has been organized in collaboration with Istanbul’s Üsküdar Municipality and the Bibliopole Association.
Üsküdar Mayor Hilmi Türkmen said nearly 40 bibliopoles would meet readers for 15 days during the festival. He also said they hope to create a bibliopole bazaar in Üsküdar.
Türkmen said that the Ottoman-era works presented in the festival would be easily accessible to all those who arrive. “Among them are literary works including Servet-i Fünun, Sırat-ı Müstakim and Sebilü’r Reşat,” he said.
“There are also maps of old Istanbul and Ottoman resource books that have not been translated yet, plaques printed in the Ottoman era, used postcards from 1900s and handwritten documents and letters,” he added.
The festival will continue until Sept. 14.