Sahaflar Bazaar which is located in Beyazıt, one of the historical boroughs of the Fatih district, is based on the maintenance of a tradition that is almost beyond civilizations in the area where books and paper were sold during the Byzantine Empire in Istanbul. In this historical atmosphere, books are still sold after a period of thousands of years stretching from Byzantium to the present day. The Sahaflar Bazaar between the Grand Bazaar and Beyazit Square makes it possible to buy many kinds of books in shops with an authentic atmosphere.
In the Sahaflar Bazaar, which is an uncovered bazaar, you can make shopping after you enter by browsing the books that are overflowing outside. Keep in mind that it is right next to the Grand Bazaar, so there may be a little negotiation about books. From travel books to academic studies, from new trend novels to educational content, everything imaginable can be found in the Sahaflar Bazaar. Some artistic household items with links to the Ottoman period are also sold. Because it is close to the Beyazit campus of Istanbul University, the bazaar, where university students are busy, has two doors, next to the Beyazit Mosque and in front of the Grand Bazaar.
In the bazaar, where small shops are lined up side by side, the bust of Hungarian-born Ibrahim Müteferrika, who published the first printed book in the Turkish language, can also be seen closely. It is approximately at the midpoint of the bazaar. Arabic-Turkish dictionary was the first printed book, by the way. Sahaflar Bazaar promises a pleasant sightseeing and shopping experience under the shade of trees