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!



The Book Institute supported the Greek translation of Zygmunt Miłoszewski's “Ziarno prawdy”

In Greece, the translation of Ziarno prawdy (“A Grain of Truth”) was published. The book was translated by Anastasia Chatzigiannidi. The publication of Zygmunt Miłoszewski's novel was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


Bedside table #24. Mariusz Czubaj: For vast areas of Polish literature, I am out

Writer and anthropologist Mariusz Czubaj reveals who he considers to be the Coelho of contemporary political and worldview issues and what kind of literature makes the greatest impression on him.


“Świadkowie tajemnicy” by Górny and Rosikoń in Hungarian with the support of the Book Institute

In Hungary, the translation of Świadkowie tajemnicy. Śledztwa w sprawie relikwii Chrystusowych (“Witnesses to Mystery:  Investigations into Christ's Relics”) has recently been published. The book was translated by Péter Kovács. The publication of the book by Grzegorz Górny and Janusz Rosikoń was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.


“Ślepnąc od świateł” in 2020 in English translation

Ślepnąc od świateł (“Blinded by the Lights”), translated by Marek Kazmierski, will be published by the British publishing house Legend Press. The English-language edition of Jakub Żulczyk's novel will premiere in spring 2020.


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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