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!



Ryszard Kapucinski's "Wojna futbolowa" in Czech with the support of the Book Institute

The Czech translation of Ryszard Kapuścinski's collection of reportage, Wojna futbolowa (“The Soccer War”), has recently been published. The book was translated by Dušan Provazník and Martin Veselka, and the publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


A plaque dedicated to Gombrowicz unveiled in Berlin

A plaque commemorating Witold Gombrowicz was unveiled in Berlin on Monday. "I am glad that another of the important polonica is coming to Berlin," the Polish Ambassador to Berlin Andrzej Przyłębski said at the ceremony.


English translation of Jacek Gutorow's volume of selected poems to be published in September

A volume of translations of Jacek Gutorow's poems, Invisible, will be published by Arc Publications in September. This will be the second selection of the poet's poetry in English translated by Piotr Florczyk.


Václav Burian Award for Pollack and a nomination for Siwczyk

In autumn, Olomouc will once again host the most interesting voices in contemporary Central European poetry. The Jury of the Václav Burian Award, the Olomouc Museum of Art/SEFO Triennial and Czech Radio Olomouc are organising the sixth edition of the Václav Burian Award in Olomouc.


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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