Located in the beating heart of the city, Beyoğlu lies a bibliophile’s paradise that transcends the ordinary – Minoa Pera. Stepping into this oasis of knowledge and tranquillity feels like embarking on a journey through time and imagination.
The particular branch housed within a historical apartment is an architectural gem. The colourful design of the staircase from the book covers an elegant fusion of old-world charm and modern aesthetics that captivates visitors from the moment they ascend.
Aside from the design of the bookshops, what sets Minoa apart from other bookshops is its collection of foreign books. The shelves, full of literary treasures in different languages, beckon with promises of undiscovered worlds and untold stories.
The café, nestled among the bookshelves, serves as a cosy refuge where one can savour their coffee while getting lost in the pages of a newfound gem. The chairs near the window seem like a perfect spot to spend the rest of the day. However, as it is a very popular bookshop not only among book lovers but also among Instagram influencers, it is hard to find seats on the weekends.