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!



Bedside table #62. Zofia Bałdyga: To think a poem in Polish

Poet and translator Zofia Bałdyga, recently recognised by "Literatura na Świecie" magazine in the category New Faces, talks about the contemporary poetry scene in the Czech Republic, its similarities to the Polish scene, her work on the anthology Sąsiadki (“Neighbours”) and stepping out of her linguistic comfort zone.


Marcin Wicha’s “Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem” in Russian with the support of the Book Institute

In Russia, a book by Marcin Wicha Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem (“Things I Didn’t Throw Out”), awarded with the Polityka Passport Award and the Witold Gombrowicz Literary Award, has been recently published. The book was translated by Polina Kozerenko. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Bologna Ragazzi Award 2021 – a great success for Polish children’s books

This year, as many as three Polish books received the Bologna Ragazzi Award: in the non-fiction category - Agata Loth-Ignaciuk and Bartłomiej Ignaciuk's Marek Kamiński. Jak zdobyć bieguny Ziemi. W rok (“Marek Kamiński. How to Conquer the Poles of the Earth. In a Year", Druganoga Publishing House), in the Opera prima category - Pion i poziom (“Vertical and horizontal", Dwie Siostry Publishing House) by Bartosz Sztybor with illustrations by Łukasz Golędzinowski, while the Comics-middle grade award went to Którędy do Yellowstone? Dzika podróż po parkach narodowych (”Which Way to Yellowstone? A Wild Journey Through the National Parks", Dwie Siostry Publishing House) by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski.


Premiere of the catalogue “Polish Books for Children & Young Adults Awarded in 2020”

As the Bologna International Children's Book Fair approaches, we present the latest catalogue dedicated to children's and young adult books awarded in 2020.


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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