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!



International Book Fair in Beijing also to be held online

This year's Beijing International Book Fair will also be held online.


The Czesław Miłosz Festival was inaugurated in Kėdainiai

The inauguration of the 4th edition of the Czesław Miłosz Festival took place in Kėdainiai, Lithuania on 30th June. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival events, which were to last a month, were postponed until next year, when the 110th anniversary of the Polish Nobel Prize winner's birthday will be celebrated.


Bedside table #45. Piotr Siemion: Man is a narrative creature

The prose writer and translator Piotr Siemion reveals what he has on his reading pile, tells us about his search for the ‘chimeric moment of joy’, a novel from which he remembers every word, as well as about a ‘disco novel’ and about what writing has in common with existence.


Italian translation of Stanisław Lem’s “Katar” with the support of the Book Institute

In Italy, a translation of Stanisław Lem’s Katar (“The Chain of Chance”) has just been published. The book was translated by Lorenzo Pompeo. The publication 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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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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