Wandering around Izmir, I came across a small side street in the pedestrian shopping area that was the home of a few book stores. The first one that I spotted was Kenar Kitabevi and as I went inside, up a few steps, I came across hundreds of books in English.
The bookstore is a maze and when there I noticed a few guys hard at work, rearranging books, moving a big cabinet-cum-bookshelf from one room to the other and doing what was necessary. This didn't stop them from stopping to greet us and also offering tea.
The decor was simple with a rustic feel; my kind of bookstore. I even managed to add to my collection of Ernest Hemingway books by adding a few in Turkish.