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#1 Abi

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:22 AM

Linda, American by birth, has lived in Istanbul for 27 years with her Irish husband and set up the book exchange because she found it so difficult to find good books to read. Linda operates from a small room (which another ex-pat bibliophile lets her use rent free) in a back street off Istiklal Caddesi. The address is: Şehbender Sokak No.18, Asmalı Mescit

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:16 AM

A valuable service for English speakers, or should I say readers.
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:45 PM

Excellent find, Abi.I've been doing the charity shops recently to buy reading books for my kids, so I have a good supply when we move over.I think I'll be moved over to an e-reader, but there's nothing quite like browsing for books in real life, is there?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:02 PM

I agree with you Sue, I can spend hours browsing for books and really enjoy it. I haven't got an e-reader but have been told they take a bit of getting use to but after that people say they are great to use.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:11 PM

I think the benefit of them is having lots of books at your finger tips, Abi.I hate having to ration my reading when I'm on holiday, yet carrying 5 books looks like I'm being anti-social!!!So with an e-reader there's always a new one ready!!!!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:16 PM

Several people here in Cesme have got ereaders and they are very pleased with them. I plan on getting one when I go to the UK in the autumn then I won't have to bring my usual holdall full of books back with me. I can fill it with cheese and other goodies instead. :)
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:55 PM

Thanks Linda
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:36 PM

ah that sounds great! have to keep it in my mind since i loveee books and i was worried how i will find something to read if (when) i move over there. thanks for info, abi!

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:34 PM

Will check this out...see if they've got any Wallanders knocking about.

An e-reader is tempting... to me it just doesn't 'feel' right.
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