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!




"Mapa" by Barbara Sadurska in the final of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Barbara Sadurska's Mapa (“The Map”), translated by Kate Webster, was shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. The novel was published by Terra Librorum.


"Marta" by Eliza Orzeszkowa in Macedonian with the support of the Book Institute

A Macedonian translation of Marta by Eliza Orzeszkowa has been published. The publication of the book translated by Radka Andonova was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Book Institute for the first time at the Turin International Book Fair [report and photos]

The Turin International Book Fair, or Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, opened yesterday. This is the thirty-fifth edition of the event - the first where you can visit the Polish stand, prepared by the Book Institute. 


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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