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!



”Marek Kamiński. Jak zdobyć bieguny Ziemi… w rok” in German with the support of the Book Institute

A translation of the book Marek Kamiński. Jak zdobyć bieguny Ziemi… w rok (”Marek Kamiński. How to Conquer the Poles of the Earth. In a Year") by Agata Loth-Ignaciuk and Bartłomiej Ignaciuk has been published in Germany. The publication of the book translated by Dorothea Traupe was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


A meeting devoted to the works of Józef Mackiewicz took place in Budapest

On Thursday 17th November, the Polish Institute in Budapest hosted a meeting on the life and works of Józef Mackiewicz, entitled 'Only the truth is interesting'. It was organised with the support of the Polish Embassy in Hungary and the Polish Book Institute.


Adam Mickiewicz’s “Dziady” staged in Georgia for the first time

The performative reading of the second part of Adam Mickiewicz's Dziady (“Forefathers' Eve”) was its first public presentation in Georgia. It was held on Friday 18th November at the D. Aleksidze Theatre at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University in Tbilisi. The remaining parts will be staged next year.


Hungarian awards for Polish translators of literature

Two translators of Hungarian literature into Polish - Anna Butrym and Daniel Warmuz - received the Hungarian Silver Crosses of Merit for their translation achievements and activities for Hungarian culture. The award ceremony took place on 25 November at the Hungarian Embassy in Warsaw.


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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