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 #20. Weronika Murek: Sloppy language comes from sloppy minds

Writer Weronika Murek talks about the books that sucked her in and those that formed her, reveals which novel stimulates her imagination and presents her recent literary favourites.


Wisława Szymborska in Portuguese with the support of the Book Institute

In Portugal, a selection of Wisława Szymborska's poems was published. The work was translated by Teresa Fernandes Światkiewicz. The edition was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Applications to Translators’ Collegium accepted until the end of September!

We are continuously in touch with the translators of Polish literature in the world, our greatest allies. Each year in Cracow, we host a group of translators, for whom we provide the proper conditions for peaceful work on translations, library searches, as well as meetings with authors and experts. Applications for the stays in 2020 are accepted until 30 September 2019.


Lithuanian translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s “Bieguni” with the support of the Book Institute

In Lithuania, the translation of Olga Tokarczuk's Bieguni (“Flights”) has been recently published. The book was translated by Vyturys Jarutis. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


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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