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!



“Wszystkie wojny Lary” by Wojciech Jagielski in English with the support of the Book Institute

The translation of Wojciech Jagielski's book Wszystkie wojny Lary (“All Lara’s Wars”) has been published in the United States and Great Britain. The book was translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins this year's Booker Prize

On Thursday, Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won this year's Booker Prize for the best English-language novel. His debut novel Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy from Glasgow in the 1980s trying to support his mother as she struggles with addiction and poverty.


“New Books from Poland 2020” video premiere

Today The Polish Book Institute presented a promotional film “New Books from Poland 2020” which is the worldwide showcase for this year's selection of the most interesting and inspiring books by Polish authors presented in the English-language catalogue of the same title.


Recruitment for the Translators’ Collegium 2021 has begun

Despite the constantly changing situation related to the pandemic, the Director of the Book Institute has decided to announce the commencement of recruitment for the Translators’ Collegium 2021. We invite you to send in your applications!


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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Supervising institution

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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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