Polish Book Institute promotes reading; supports writers, translators, publishers, librarians, booksellers; those who read and want to read; activates non-readers!


We promote Polish literature across the world. In recent years, almost 1,800 translations of Polish books have been published as part of the ©Poland Translation Program!



Presentation of Janusz Korczak’s book at the Polish Institute in Budapest

The presentation of Janusz Korczak's book Józki, Jaśki i Franki (“Joeys, Johnnies and Frankies”) took place on Thursday at the Polish Institute in Budapest with the participation of representatives of the Hungarian Pedagogical Society, which published the book. The publication of the translation of the book was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©Poland Translation Programme.


Translators on the work of Olga Tokarczuk

The echoes of the Nobel Prize Award to Olga Tokarczuk have not faded. The role played by translators in the international successes of the Nobel Prize winner cannot be underestimated. Therefore, let us read what Jan Henrik Swahn, Yi Lijun, Jennifer Croft, Ostap Sływynski, and Petr Vidlak are saying. Within the framework of the ©Poland Translation Programme, conducted since 2004 by the Book Institute, 91 translations of the Polish Nobel Prize winner into 28 foreign languages have been supported over the last two decades, including 25 translations into 19 languages in the last three years.


Olga Tokarczuk: Wrocław can be the centre of Europe. The first day of the International Book Fair in Frankfurt has come to an end [report and photos]

The Polish stand, organised by the Book Institute, has been very popular - visitors are attracted by the name of the new Nobel Prize winner, a refreshed look, as well as the attractive offerings of Polish exhibitors and the potential of our book market.


Frankfurter Buchmesse have just begun!

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the most important industry event in the publishing world. Every year around 300,000 visitors take part in it. Among them there will be the Polish Book Institute, which organizes the Polish stand. The honorary guest of this year's edition is Norway. The official press conference on the occasion of the opening of the fair was attended by the Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk.


Small Book – Great Man

Small Book – Great Man

The social campaign "Small Book – Great Man" reminds us of the benefits of reading together in a family from the first months of a child's life. It was devised in connection with a nationwide campaign, as part of which young parents will receive unique Reading Layettes in maternity wards.

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The largest readership promotion campaign in Poland, and probably in the world. In this year's edition, in 500 cities and towns, there could be found free e-book rentals, available for everyone. They were available at bus stops, libraries, and cultural institutions. The Book Institute is a strategic partner of the campaign.

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The Polish Book Institute
ul. Zygmunta Wróblewskiego 6
31-148 Kraków, Poland
tel. (+48) 12 61 71 900
fax. (+48) 12 62 37 682
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