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!



Marcin Wicha’s "Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem" in Spanish with the support of the Book Institute

In Spain, 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 just been published. The book was translated by Katarzyna Olszewska Sonnenberg. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


The Booker Prize nominations have been announced

As announced on Tuesday, six books written in English made it to the final of the British Booker Prize. This year's winner will be announced on November 17th.


Bedside table #47. Michał Oleszczyk: Nothing gives me such an intellectual high as a vast novel

Film expert Michał Oleszczyk talks about his recent ‘film’ readings, the intellectual high associated with reading vast novels, the books that shaped him and those to which he returns, as well as the ecstatic distrust of a critic.

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Polish-Czech Literary Autumn

This year's International Book Fair and Svět Knihy Literary Festival in Prague scheduled for May had to be cancelled, but Czech readers were not completely deprived of the opportunity to meet Polish writers whose books have recently been translated into Czech.


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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