The literary identity of Krakow manifests itself not only in the traditional activities and institutions of literary life – publishing houses, libraries, bookstores, and meetings with authors – but also in the daily functioning of the city. Involved attitudes of the inhabitants and creators of literature find reflection in the public space, where the literary potential of the city manifests itself through various fields of art – painting, sculpture, street art, performances, street theatres, and multimedia projections. The city’s inhabitants come across many local booksellers along the routes they cover every day.
These activities are particularly intense and visible during literary festivals, when the urban space is filled with manifestations of the given literary celebration – flags, projections, and murals. Also as part of other festivals organised in the city, especially the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, projects inspired by literature are carried out, e.g. a spectacular projection of Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska’s poems on Wawel Hill prepared by famous artist Jenny Holzer.