OVERvIEW OF the library at sumahan on the water
ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT TURKISH CULTURE & ARTS
The Library has 800 books all with a Turkish focus. The books, mostly in English but some just in Turkish for our Turkish-speaking guests, are mainly about places within Turkey and historic sites in Istanbul but also include books on Turkish culture and history, novels by Turkish authors, books on Turkish arts and crafts, Turkish cookbooks, and the like. Our guests often browse the Library while waiting in the lounge, but we also encourage our books to be enjoyed anywhere else in the hotel — dining area, garden or your room. Happy reading!
The ground-floor lounge contains one of the city's finest collections of books on Turkey - The Guardian