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!



“Only the truth is interesting” – presentation of Józef Mackiewicz's work in Budapest

A meeting to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Józef Mackiewicz will be held today at 6 p.m. at the Polish Institute in Budapest. The event is organised in cooperation with the Book Institute and will be attended by Włodzimierz Bolecki, Áron Máthé, and Lajos Pálfalvi.


“Balonowa 5” by Gosia Herba and Mikołaj Pasiński published in Switzerland

A French translation of the children's book Balonowa 5 (“5 Baloon Street”) by Gosia Herba and Mikołaj Pasiński has been published in Switzerland. The publication of the book translated by Lydia Waleryszak was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Ryszard Krynicki’s “Kamień, szron” in Spanish with the support of the Book Institute

A translation of Ryszard Krynicki's poetry collection Kamień, szron (“Stone, Hoar Frost”) was published in Spain. The publication of the translation by Abel Murcia and Katarzyna Mołoniewicz was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Sienkiewicz's "Krzyżacy" in Vietnamese for the first time

The promotion of the first Vietnamese translation of Henryk Sienkiewicz's Krzyżacy (“The Knights of the Cross”) took place at the Polish Ambassador's office in Hanoi on Saturday 5 November.


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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