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!



Beside table #29. Aleksandra Zielińska: I don't like books which are supposed to be gripping by definition

The prose writer Aleksandra Zielińska talks about her distrust towards the Polish School of Reportage, the problem of book labelling, and what she is looking for in prose.


“Pszczoły” by Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski in Greek supported by The Polish Book Institute

In Greece, a translation of Pszczoły (‘The Book of Bees’) was published. The book was translated by Agnieszka Barbara Czerwińska and Marianna Psychalou. The publication of the book by Piotr Socha (illustrations) and Wojciech Grajkowski (text) was supported by the Book Institute as part of the © POLAND Translation Programme.


“Esej o duszy polskiej” by Ryszard Legutko in Hungarian with the support of the Book Institute

In Hungary, the translation of Esej o duszy polskiej (“An Essay on the Polish Soul”) has been published. The work was translated by Lajos Pálfalvi. The publication of Ryszard Legutko's work was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Translation of “Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych” nominated for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

The translation of Olga Tokarczuk's novel Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych (“Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead”) by Antonia Lloyd-Jones made it to the long list of books nominated for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. The winners will be announced on November 20th.


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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