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!



A selection of poems by Zuzanna Ginczanka in French

A comprehensive bilingual selection of poems by Zuzanna Ginczanka entitled Les Centaures & autres poèmes, translated by Isabelle Macor, has been published in France.


Selected works of Zbigniew Herbert in Croatian with the support of the Book Institute

A volume of Zbigniew Herbert's selected works entitled Naklon moje sjenke has been published on the Croatian market. The publication of the selection translated by Đurđica Čilić was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Alissa Valles receives the 2024 Found in Translation Award

The Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute London, and the Polish Cultural Institute New York are delighted to announce that Alissa Valles has been awarded the 2024 Found in Translation Award, for her translation of Zuzanna Ginczanka’s ‘Firebird’, which was published by The New York Review of Books / Poets in 2023.


Transatlantyk Award 2024 – nominations open until 31 March

As a reminder, nominations for the Transatlantyk Award are open until 31 March. The award will be presented for the twentieth time this year.


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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