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!



From the Polish Land to Italy. Polish literature in Italy 1991-2021. Conference in Bertinoro under the patronage of the Book Institute

On Monday, Bertinoro hosted a conference of Italian Polish scholars entitled, "From the Polish Land to Italy. Polish literature in Italy (1991-2021)", which was organised by the Polish Institute in Rome and the Faculty of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the University of Bologna on the bicentenary of the death of Józef Wybicki. The conference was attended by representatives of the Book Institute, Director Dariusz Jaworski and Deputy Director of the Institute for Programmes, Professor Krzysztof Koehler.


Jacek Dukaj at two meetings in Prague [report]

Two meetings of Czech readers with Jacek Dukaj took place in Prague on Tuesday 20 September and Wednesday 21 September. The reason for this was the Czech translation of one of the author's most important novels, Lód (“Ice”). Both events met with great interest from the audience.


Recruitment for residency stay within the "Schritte" programme

The German S. Fischer Stiftung foundation is accepting applications from translators of German-language literature for a one-month residency at the Literatisches Colloqium Berlin in 2023.

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Shortlist of nominees for the 2022 Booker Prize

The 'shortlist' of nominations for this year's Booker Prize, the most prestigious award given to authors of the best books in the English language, has been announced.


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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