Kilims and Kitapler! A Celebration of Books and Carpets in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar


On a recent afternoon in May I was the guest of Hasan Semerci, a former English language teacher and proprietor of Adnan & Hasan’s Carpets in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar for a reading and book signing. We gathered to celebrate literacy in Turkey. My host and guests donated copies of my newly released Turkish edition of Anahita’s Woven Riddle (Sicak Bir Ask Masali) to public schools.

For more details about the Turkish edition please visit the publisher at Yakamoz Books. Yakamoz, for those of you who might be curious, translates as “moon light on the water.” http://www.yakamoz.com.tr/

For more details about Adnan & Hasan’s Carpets, visit: http://www.adnanandhasan.com/