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„I (will) share home with a cat”

EMG Publishing House introduces the second volume in the series „Someone, not something”, entitled „Zamieszka(ł) ze mną kot” by Aleksandra Zawadzka-Glinka. The book is best described by the words of the first reader and the first female reader:

I already felt like writing that this book is a kind of instruction manual and should come with every cat we take in, but that would go against the idea behind the author. Operating manuals can be attached to devices, things, objects, and Aleksandra Zawadzka-Glinka convinces us that cats are not things. This publication lets you get to know who, not what, a cat is. Also – and perhaps most importantly – your cat, Reader and Reader.

Michal Rusinek

Love for cats, which emanates from every sentence of this book, and the author’s sense of humor make Zamieszka(ł) z mną kot read with real pleasure. Ola Zawadzka-Glinka, a behaviorist with enormous experience, undoubtedly has the ability to speak about important issues in a clear and understandable way for everyone. She herself – like a cat – walks her own paths, revealing to us the secrets of cat behaviorism. So we can only rejoice that she takes all cat people on this fascinating journey.

This is a must-read for those who already share their lives with a cat or are yet to do so. I highly recommend it.

Beata Leszczynska, president of the COAPE Association of Behaviorists and Trainers

Zamieszka(ł) ze mną kot

The publication was illustrated with pastels by Ewa Mankowska.

The premiere and meetings with the author will take place during the Someone, Not Something Festival on September 18 in Wroclaw and October 7 in Krakow. We will provide detailed information before the meetings.


„Zamieszka(ł) ze mną kot”
Author: Aleksandra Zawadzka-Glinka
Series: Someone, Not Something , volume II
EMG Publishing House, Kraków 2022
ISBN: 9788363464547
Paperback with flaps
page 292
format 135×210 mm
price PLN 49.00


Pastel Cat

„Pastel Cat” 12th notebook in „Cats series” by Ewa Mańkowska

Munken Print Cream paper, certified by EU Ecolabel, FSC® and PEFC™ – produced in accordance with the principles of sustainable responsible forest management, taking into account social and ecological aspects


EMG publishing house

Kraków 2022

170×170 format

152 pages

Price: PLN 32

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Building the World. Around the Work of Tomasz Mańkowski

It is our honour to inform that  on the 10th anniversary of the death of professor Tomasz Mańkowski – architect and teacher, a monograph devoted to him has been published. The premiere was held  on 20 June, in Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow. And on the next day, we invite you to the opening of an exhibition devoted to the professor in the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław.

„Budowanie świata. Wokół twórczości Tomasza Mańkowskiego”

In the book “Building the World. Around the Work of Tomasz Mańkowski”, Michał Wiśniewski presents the unique story of the main protagonist’s life against the background of the fate of Polish architecture, extremely complicated due to the political history of our country.

The introduction to the book, entitled “An Architect in Search of Freedom”, was written by professor Jacek Purchla, and the afterword “The Last of the Mohicans” is by Ewa Mańkowska-Grin, the architect’s daughter, and Irek Grin.

The story of Tomasz Mańkowski forms an alternative history of Polish architecture, but one which happened for real. He started in Cracow in the Nowa Huta era, but was omitted by socialist realism. He taught housing architecture, but he didn’t build high-rises, he even promoted single-family housing. He came from behind the Iron Curtain, but he studied under Louis Kahn. He discovered postmodernism early, but he never renounced modernism. And when the Polish People’s Republic fell, he invited friends from Poland and abroad to join him in designing an experimental care centre – the Children’s Village. A fascinating output and attitude of a creator who, regardless of circumstances, designed architecture which was deeply humanistic and the best in given conditions.

Grzegorz Piątek

[…] the role of [Tomasz Mańkowski] in the education of generations of architects and his significant achievements in the field of Polish architecture for years have been demanding a summary and a thorough presentation. What is more, both I and many of the Professor’s collaborators and students, we didn’t know everything about Him. This gap is filled by the excellent book written by Michał Wiśniewski, which systematizes Tomasz Mańkowski’s professional achievements. It is complemented by an exquisite introduction by professor Jacek Purchla, and a moving account by the Professor’s daughter, Ewa Mańkowska-Grin and her husband Irek Grin, which reveals the tragic fate of the Eibenschütz family. During World War II, the world of the Professor’s youth was totally destroyed, and he himself miraculously survived, but lost the majority of his family and school friends.

I sincerely recommend this historically important and moving publication.


Krzysztof Ingarden


„Building the World. Around the work of Tomasz Mańkowski”.
Author: Michał Wiśniewski
Series: The most important is Architecture, volume VIII
EMG Publishing House, Kraków 2022
ISBN: 978-83-63464-53-0
p. 412
Price: PLN 50.00
Format: 168×210 mm
Nautilus SuperWhite paper 100% recycled, FSC Recycled and EU Ecolabel certified
Premiere: June 20, 2022


Places and people

EMG Publishing House is pleased to announce „Places and people” – the fifth volume of reading notebooks in the series „Residents of Jewish Krakow”. The texts of the publication are in Polish and English.


Before the Second World War, Jews accounted for over 30 percent of the residents of Krakow. The Holocaust affected almoust every of them. Unfortunately today, walking the streets of Krakow, we can get the impression that the memory of the Jewish residents of the city is visible mostly in the omnipresent depictions of figurines or paintings of Jews with their inherent con – strengthening the stereotypical and offensive image. The aim of publishing the series of notebooks „Residents of Jewish Krakow ” is a presentation – by necessity fragmentary and subjective – of the portraits of Polish Jews who lived and worked in Kraków. Those who directly contributed to the material, cultural and social development of the city, and as a result, of Poland, and those who simply lived here and called Krakow their home.

In the previous notebooks I presented artists, politicians, soldiers, sportspeople, restaurant managers, women who succeeded in deconstructing the stereotypes of male world, and ordinary citizens. The fifth volume presents important places which are at times forgotten and surprising, which were shaped by Krakow Jews and the people who contributed to the development of our city but are often lost in the collective memory. Therefore, the notebook presents artist, scientists, collectors, architects, sportspeople, industrialist, doctors, craftsmen, social activists, and tradesmen.


Places and people

prepared by: Ewa Mańkowska-Grin

series: Residents of Jewish Krakow

Reading Notebook, Volume V

EMG publishing house, Krakow 2022

Paperback with flaps

ISBN 9788363464516

  1. 252

price: PLN 42.00

Premiere: May 26, 2022

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Ecological Cats

„Ecological Cats” 11th notebook in „Cats series” by Ewa Mańkowska

Paper IMPACT NATURAL 115g / m2 , 100% recycled, produced with bioenergy and certified ecologicallyKoty ekologiczneEMG publishing house

Kraków 2022

170×170 format

152 pages

Price: PLN 35

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EMG Publishing House presents the book „Zapisane”, in which writers and literary historians interpret interwar reportage. The book is a transcript of the academic session that took place during the Bruno Schulz. Festival 2017 in Wrocław, Poland.

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„Zapisane” is a collection of a dozen essays and discussions about pre-war Polish reporters. The heroes of the book are Irena Krzywicka, Wanda Melcer, Ksawery Pruszyński, Samuel L. Schneiderman, Melchior Wańkowicz, and Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski.

Urszula Glensk and Irek Grin invited not only academics but also writers to talk about the pre-war Polish documentary filmmakers, provoking a fascinating scholarly and literary doublespeak on the history of Polish reportage and its most important representatives. This perspective, unique by the standards of academic conferences, made it possible to take an in-depth look at the phenomenon of the genre which was born in the interwar period. It has allowed for meeting seemingly distant worlds of reflection: scientific and artistic. These voices perfectly complemented each other, and the texts and discussions showed many hitherto unknown contexts of modern Polish reportage, often reading it from a contemporary perspective in a surprising and innovative way. The authors discuss and write about old reportage: Agata Tuszyńska, Agata Zawiszewska, Magdalena Grzebałkowska, Urszula Glensk, Jolanta Sztachelska, Paweł Smoleński, Karolina Szymaniak, Irek Grin, Beata Nowacka, Grzegorz Nowak, Krzysztof Mroziewicz and Zbigniew Kopeć.

Collective work edited by Urszula Glensk and Irek Grin
EMG Publishing House, Kraków 2021
ISBN 9788363464479
pp. 288
price 46,00 PLN

Premiere: 14.10.2021


Architecture and Animals

EMG publishing house is delighted to announce „Architecture and Animals” by Joanna Gellner and Mateusz Boczar, the seventh volume in the „The most important is Architecture” series.


The seventh volume in the series „The most important is Architecture”, dealing with the complex relationships between people and animals in the space of architecture and urban planning, is another (after, among others, „Ms. Architects”, „Ms. Pioneers” and „Trees”) synthetic attempt to describe the phenomena plaguing our present day in the context of human material activity. The book „Architecture and Animals” reports on the interdependence of creating space by human, in which architecture can be defined as „something that has not existed before”, with the „always existing” world of nature. Joanna Gellner and Mateusz Boczar talk brilliantly about the relationship of animals with architecture and urban planning, creating pioneering popular science work. In an accessible and variously illustrated form, on the one hand, they show a peculiar „debt” that people incurred from animals by building material space around them, drawing experience, for example, from the practice of organizing and building animal residences, on the other – which seems to be much more important today – they describe from many perspectives how much we have abused the trust of nature and present the urgent need to create architectural and urban solutions that allow animals to function in the „concrete world of man”.

„The most important is Architecture” is a series devoted to various issues related to architecture. The previous volumes considered questions about contemporary landscape, urban chaos, landscape degeneration, the condition of the architectural profession, its cultural and social role, ecology in design, continuity and quality of the architectural profession and its future. Attention was also paid to the role of women in creating Polish architectural and urban culture. One of the volumes is entirely devoted to trees and their role in the context of architectural and urban activities. Now it’s time for animals.

The series is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Tomasz Mańkowski, an architect.

Architecture and animals
Authors: Joanna Gellner, Mateusz Boczar
Series: The most important is Architecture, volume VII
EMG Publisher, Kraków 2021
ISBN 978-83-63464-42-4
Paperback with flaps
p. 240
Format: 168×210 mm
Price: PLN 42.00

Premiere: July 7, 2021

Kobiety_Żydowscy Obywatele Krakowa


EMG Publishing House is pleased to announce „Women” – the fourth volume of reading notebooks in the series „Residents of Jewish Krakow”. The texts of the publication are in Polish and English.

Kobiety_Żydowscy Obywatele Krakowa

The fourth volume of the series is devoted to women, although there is a place for men as well – as secondary heroes, remaining in the background of the main story, recalled thanks to the women characters of the publication. In the notebook we can find many female figures, ordinary and unusual, often forgotten pioneers of various life disciplines. The notebook is filled as well with unique illustrations – rarely shown to a wider audience or even published for the first time.

The publishing partners are the Association of Cracowians in Israel and the Tislowitz Foundation.

prepared by: Ewa Mańkowska-Grin
series: Residents of Jewish Krakow
Reading Notebook, Volume IV
EMG publishing house, Krakow 2021
Paperback with flaps
ISBN 9788363464455
p. 200
price: PLN 36.00

Premiere: June 30, 2021

okladka Nie


EMG publishing house is launching a new series „Someone, Not Something”. It will be opened by the book „NO!”. The author Agnieszka Orłowska – the organizational director of the International Crime Festival, and Bruno Schulz. Festival – is a dog behaviorist on a daily basis.

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The urgent and important problem of the imperfect human relationship with the friars became the starting point for the series. The book „NO!” has its premiere on June 28, and on July 24, during the Festiwal Góry Literatury, a meeting with the author will be held.

Agnieszka Orłowska
EMG publishing house, 2021
ISBN 978-83-63464-43-1
Paperback with flaps
page 136
format 135×210 mm
price PLN 38.00

Premiere: June 28, 2021


Residents of Jewish Krakow – second edition, revised

Residents of Jewish Krakow – notebook for reading


EMG publishing house kindly informs that „Residents of Jewish Krakow” – the second, revised edition of the first volume of series of reading notebooks has just been published. We added wings and a great photo on the inside cover by Natan Krieger. The texts of the publication are in Polish and English.


Before the Second World War, Jews accounted for about thirty percent of all residents in the city of Krakow. The Holocaust touched nearly every single one of them. Today, walking through the streets of Krakow, one might think that the only memories of the Jews that perished here can be found on the figurines with tiny grosz, the Polish equivalent to the penny.
This booklet is meant to honour the memory of some of the many thousands of Jews who lived and worked in Krakow. We start by featuring individuals who directly influenced the development of the city, including photographers, architects, publishers and lawyers. And we conclude with the first girl to own a bike in Krakow.
The biographies included here represent just a few of the 60,000 Jews that lived in this community. It is thanks to their numerous and invaluable contributions that we have the opportunity to experience Krakow’s wealth of economic, cultural and social offerings.