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!



"Nowe życie" by Dionisios Sturis in Macedonian with support from the Book Institute

A translation of the book Nowe życie. Jak Polacy pomogli uchodźcom z Grecji  (“New Life. How Poles Helped Refugees from Greece”) by Dionisios Sturis has been published in North Macedonia. The translation by Lidija Tanuševska was supported by the Book Institute under the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


The Book Institute supported the Ukrainian translation of the book “Wieczór pełen cudów” by Joanna Jagiełło

A translation of Joanna Jagiełło's book Wieczór pełen cudów (“The Night of Miracles”) into Ukrainian has been published. The translation by Bożena Antoniak was supported by the Book Institute under the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


„Król Maciuś Pierwszy” by Janusz Korczak in German with the support of the Book Institute

A translation of Janusz Korczak's novel Król Maciuś Pierwszy (“King Matt the First”) has been published in Germany. The publication of the translation by Hans Gregor Njemz was supported by the Book Institute under the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Iwona Chmielewska on the shortlist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People”) has announced the shortlist of nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2024, the most prestigious international award for children's books, known as the Little Nobel Prize. Iwona Chmielewska was again among the finalists in the illustrator category.


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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