In the year 1949 Emin Barın and his father-in-law İzzet Samurkaş started ‘Barın Binding and Calligraphy Workshop' in Cagloglu, Narli Bahce Street. In this workshop books are binded in eastern and western classical techniques and modern techniques, and also luxurious albums, diaries, diploma covers, and especially handmade precious book binds are made. Underneath its modest looks this is actually a unique art and craft establishment in Turkey

Reşat Ekrem Koçu - Istanbul Encyclopedia –
Emin Barın article 1957