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!



Theatre performance based on Olga Tokarczuk's book in London

On Tuesday evening, a special performance aimed specifically at the Polish community in the UK by theatre group Complicité, entitled “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead”, based on Olga Tokarczuk's book, took place at London's Barbican Centre.


First Day of European Authors conference in Sofia [report and photos]

On Friday 27 March, a conference on the promotion of reading was held in Sofia to mark the first edition of the Day of European Authors. The event was organised at the initiative of Marija Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth.


Tina Oziewicz and Aleksandra Zając at Foire du Livre de Bruxelles

Tina Oziewicz and Aleksandra Zając will participate in the Brussels Book Fair, where they will present their books Co robią uczucia? (“What Feelings Do When No One's Looking?”) and Co lubią uczucia? (”What Do Feelings Like?”) The event is organised by the Polish Institute in Brussels in cooperation with the Book Institute.


A meeting with Weronika Gogola in Banská Bystrica

On Monday, a literary evening was held as part of the celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the Polish Language Faculty at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.


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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