Latitude / Longitude: 40.98886, 29.02436
Greenhouse Books in Kadikoy was founded in 1996 by American expat Dr. Charlotte McPherson who came to Turkey over 30 years ago and now has dual citizenship. The store houses an enormous range of titles at cover prices or less.
Charlotte came to complete her masters thesis in Turkish history and language and the store is now co-owned by British actuary Marion James and Charlotte. Greenhouse stocks one of the largest selections of popular English language books in Turkey and the largest selection of titles on the Asian Side of Istanbul. It is spread over two floors and features a wide range of fiction and non fiction titles.
Every six weeks, Greenhouse imports new stock directly from the U.K. to ensure that the stock is always up to date. They will specially order books for customers and there are no shipping charges. The store has a strong commitment to education and personal development; it regularly hosts free informational seminars and also runs a reading club and holds books fairs upon request. Greenhouse is both a retail and wholesale company.
Stock ranges from popular novels to reference books, arts & crafts, English and American literature, Classics, Turkish language, poetry, Middle East, Central Asian and Turkish politics and history, parenting/marriage, cooking, women issues, gardening, religious titles, biographies, marketing and personal development. Greenhouse carries approximately 70,000 titles. Some Spanish, German and Russian books are in stock. The bookstore has a deep stock for infants, children and teens.
Greenhouse Books is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 6.30pm (Closed Tuesdays & Sundays).
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" - Saint Augustine