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!



Poems by Zbigniew Herbert’s published in Estonia

A translation of Zbigniew Herbert's Wiersze (“Poems”) was published in Estonia. The publication of the Polish author's poetry collection translated by Hendrik Lindepuu was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Georgian translation of “Księgi Jakubowe” awarded the Saba Literary Award

Translator Katja Wolters has received the prestigious Georgian Saba Literary Award for her translation of Olga Tokarczuk's Księgi Jakubowe (“The Books of Jacob") into Georgian. The translator's 'titanic work, talent, taste, and sense of language' were acknowledged.


Olga Tokarczuk nominated for the National Book Award for the third time!

Olga Tokarczuk appeared on the longlist of nominees for the prestigious American National Book Award for the third time. In 2018, she made it to the finals of the competition with the novel Bieguni ("Flights") translated by Jennifer Croft; a year later, the nomination went to the translation of the book Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych ("Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead") by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, and this time, the jury recognised Księgi Jakubowe (“The Books of Jacob”). Jennifer Croft's translation has already received the Found in Translation award granted by the Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.


International Children's Book Fair in Bologna to include adult literature

The organisers of the Bologna Children's Book Fair have announced that they will also present a sector with adult literature for the first time in 2023. The change will mark the 60th anniversary of the fair, which falls next year.


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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