Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum Library
The Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum Library is named in honor of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, one of modern Turkey's most notable writers and essayists - he also served as a parliamentarian from 1942-1946. His work The Time Regulation Institute (Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü) has been widely translated, and his novel A Mind at Peace (Huzur) has been called the Turkish Ulysses. In recognition of these achievements, the Ministry of Culture repurposed the Ottoman-era Procession Kiosk in Gülhane Park, where sultans used to sulate the parading janissary soldiers - since 2011, the building has been the Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum Library. The library's collection includes around 8,000 books, 1,000 of which deal with Istanbul. As well as a café displaying the works of famous writers, the library has rooms where literary talks, discussions, and temporary exhibitions are held.
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