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!



Mariusz Szczygieł’s “Zrób sobie raj” in Slovak with the support of the Book Institute

In Slovakia, a translation of Mariusz Szczygieł's reportage Zrób sobie raj (“Make Your Own Paradise”) has been published. The book was translated by Miroslav Zumrík. The edition was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Book Institute at the International Book Fair "Bibliotéka" in Bratislava

From 7th-10th October 2019, the Book Institute and the Polish Institute in Bratislava are opening their stand at the International Book Fair "Bibliotéka" in Bratislava, which takes place simultaneously with the exhibition "Pedagogy" devoted to didactics and education.


Poetry on the Sofia Metro for the fourth time!

The fourth edition of the "Poetry on the Underground" project, initiated by the Polish Institute in Sofia, began on Tuesday in the capital of Bulgaria. For two months, passengers on the Sofia Metro will have a chance to read poems by 12 European poets whilst in the carriages.


Israeli edition of the School of New Translators came to an end [report and photos]

The first edition of the project of the Book Institute, the School of New Translators, has just ended. It was addressed to translators into Hebrew before their translation debut.


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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