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!




Winners of the Albrecht Lempp Scholarship for 2020: Jakub Małecki and Susanne Fritz

The Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, the Book Institute, and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin announce the winners of the Albrecht Lempp Scholarship for 2020:


Józef Czapski’s “Na nieludzkiej ziemi” in Czech thanks to the support of the Book Institute and Polish Institute in Prague

Just before a major anniversary of the Katyn massacre, the Czech edition of the classic work of Gulag literature Na nieludzkiej ziemi ("The Inhuman Land") by Józef Czapski was published. The publication was supported by the Book Institute and the Polish Institute in Prague.


Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński nominated for the ERBD Literature Prize

The ten nominees for the second edition of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) Prize included the English translation of Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński's Tajemnica domu Helclów ("Mrs Mohr Goes Missing”). The book was translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, a winner of last year's Transatlantic Prize. The book was published with the support of the Polish Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Anna Zaranko receives Found in Translation Award

The Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York are pleased to announce that the 2020 Found in Translation Award goes to Anna Zaranko for her translation of The Memoir of an Anti-hero by Kornel Filipowicz, published by Penguin Modern Classics in 2019. 


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
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