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!




Leipziger Buchmesse to be held in April next year

Next year's edition of the Leipzig Book Fair will not be held on the traditional March date, but at the end of April, for the first time after a three-year break due to the pandemic.


Bedside table #73. Agnieszka Adamowicz-Pośpiech: I have always been attracted to literature which explores moral dilemmas

Agnieszka Adamowicz-Pośpiech, Professor of the University of Silesia and an outstanding scholar of Conrad, talks about her latest book Adaptacje biografii i twórczości Josepha Conrada w kulturze współczesnej (“Adaptations of biography and works of Joseph Conrad in contemporary culture”), the beginnings of her adventure with the works of the author of Heart of Darkness, the Conrad brand in pop culture, as well as her formative and future reading.


The Book Institute supported the translation of Tomasz Broda's Bookface into Turkish

A translation of Tomasz Broda’s Bookface. Księga twarzy pisarzy (”Bookface. The Writers’ Face Book”). The translation by Seda Köycü was supported by the Book Institute under the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Liliana Bardijewska's “Moje – nie moje” in German with the support of the Book Institute

A translation of Liliana Bardijewska's book Moje – nie moje (“Mine – Not Mine”) has recently been published in Germany. The translation of the book by Ilaria de Nuzzo 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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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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