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!



Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki in Czech and Italian with the support of the Book Institute

In 2019, two translations of Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki's books were published. In the Czech Republic came out a collection of short stories Wariat (“Madman”), translated by Jiří Červenka, whereas Marzena Borejczuk introduced Italian readers to the novel Bornholm, Bornholm. The translation of both titles was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Bedside table #36. Dominika Słowik: I suffer from book FOMO

Dominika Słowik, a prose writer and a recent winner of the Polityka's Passport Award, talks both about her fascination with W.G. Sebald as well as how much emotion reading the Witcher saga once evoked in her. She also talks about reading herstorical books, children's experience of naive reading, her discovering forgotten authors, and why getting to know the authors of one’s favourite books is unnecessary.


Ukrainian Book Institute announces the new governmental translations program at The Vilnius Book Fair 2020

At the Vilnius Book Fair, Ukrainian Book Institute presented “Translate Ukraine”, a program of government support for the translations of Ukrainian literature into the world languages.


Szabłowski’s “Tańczące niedźwiedzie” in German with the support of the Book Institute

In Germany, a translation of reportage collection Tańczące niedźwiedzie (“Dancing Bears”) has been published. The book was translated by Joanna Manc. The publication of Witold Szabłowski’s book 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
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31-148 Kraków, Poland
tel. (+48) 12 61 71 900
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