Rare books at Istanbul Bibliopole Festival

Rare books at Istanbul Bibliopole Festival

Rare books at Istanbul Bibliopole Festival

The 9th Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival hosts 91 bibliopoles and will continue in Tepebaşı through Oct 11. AA Photo

Bibliopoles from across Turkey have gathered at the 9th Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival in Istanbul, offering rare and old books, magazines and posters to visitors. 

Organized by the Beyoğlu Municipality every year, the festival, which opened on Sept. 17, is home to 91 bibliopoles over 71 stands. At the opening of the event on Sept. 17, an auction was held and the earnings from the auction were donated to poor children. 

This year the festival is hosting foreign bibliopoles from Romania and Greece, while a number of renowned writers are giving talks. 

Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan said the goal is to increase the number of foreign bibliopoles at the festival to 20 next year and thus make the festival a truly international one. 

“We also aim to take the festival to other cities in Turkey such as Ankara, Antalya, Diyarbakır, Van and Trabzon,” Demircan added. 

The 9th Bibliopoles Festival will continue through Oct. 11 in Tepebaşı, near Istanbul’s central İstiklal Avenue.