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!



The Year of Norwid in Ottawa

On October 15, a multidisciplinary event entitled "Cyprian Kamil Norwid - A Polish Poet of Today" took place at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa. The event marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Cyprian Kamil Norwid and the Year of Norwid in collaboration with the Slavic Research Group of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Ottawa.


A monumental anthology of Polish poetry in Arabic selected and translated by Hatif Janabi

The anthology Five Centuries of Polish Poetry from Kochanowski to 2020, selected and translated by Hatif Janabi, who also provided an introduction and footnotes, has recently been published in Arabic. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


"Zdrój" by Barbara Klicka in Swedish with the support of the Book Institute

The translation of Barbara Klicka's of Zdrój (“Sanitorium”) has been published in Sweden. The publication of the translation by Patricia Cukrowska was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Gombrowicz in Paris and Berlin

On Tuesday, a conference devoted to Witold Gombrowicz will be held at the Polish Library in Paris. In November, the Polish writer will be the subject of an exhibition in Berlin. Both events are co-organised by the Witold Gombrowicz Museum in Wsola.


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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