The Polish Shelf in Great Britain

The Polish Shelf is a project for British libraries, as part of which they can receive and include works by Polish authors in their book collection. During the inauguration, accompanying events will also take place in other participating institutions. The project is carried out by the Book Institute in cooperation with the Polish Embassy in London and the Polish Cultural Institute in London.

In October, Polish literature was present, among others, in:

  • Victoria Library in London, where, on 1st October, Professor Andrzej Jaroszyński gave a lecture on "The image of Poles in British literature".
  • Wandsworth Town Library - on 17th October, the eminent translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones talked about the translation of Polish literature.
  • Gloucester Public Library -on 27th October, a discussion "Polish writers in Great Britain” took place with the participation of Joanna Kosmalska (University of Lodz), Agnieszka Laird, Rita Krawczyk, and Agnieszka Bednarska; for more information on this subject, please click here and here.

Another library which will soon join the project will be the Balham Public Library - the inauguration is scheduled for November.