at Ginza Sony Park

The next TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR (below, TABF) will be held in July 2019, and not only is it our first event in nearly two years, but it will also be the 10th session of the event since the Fair’s inception. As a preface for the 10th TABF, we will be hosting the “TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR: Ginza Edition” at Ginza Sony Park: a month-long event beginning on Saturday, March 8th, 2019.


The TABF is a vibrant event, bringing together publishers, galleries, and artists – all who usually express themselves uniquely via printed materials – from around the world into a single venue. Over the few days the of the Fair, we see a turnout of over 20,000 visitors; it is a “festival” for art books in the truest sense of the word.


In contrast to the main TABF event, only lasting a few days, the Ginza Edition will be held for over an entire month. Up until now, we have hosted the TABF to be an annual “fireworks show” of sorts – with an abundance of stimulation and content over a short time frame. On this occasion, however, we hope to depict an experience resembling an amble through the park: true to the environment at our venue, Ginza Sony Park.


The TABF: Ginza Edition will be envisioned as a space that’s a part of our everyday lives: one that connects viewers with the artists, publishers and galleries – earnest in their daily endeavors – along with the works they’ve created.


A park is somewhere that anyone might head to in search of refreshment or inspiration: and now art books are waiting for you there, too. We invite you to enjoy this TABF: Ginza Edition at Ginza Sony Park as an opportunity to experience a new, expansive world.


Organized by the Tokyo Art Book Fair & Ginza Sony Park
When: Mar 8 – Apr 14, 2019 from 10:00 – 20:00
Where: Ginza Sony Park 5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Exhibitor Booths

When: Every Saturday from 12:00 – 20:00 (Mar 9 from 10:00 – 20:00) and Sunday from 10:00 – 20:00


Every weekend, a different group of 20 exhibitors will communicate directly with visitors and hold sessions to elaborate on the appeal of their printed materials at their respective booths. Exhibitors do not pay a fee to participate and have instead donated 10 books from their labels for use in the new Art Book Vending Machine project.


We are excited to announce the TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR: Ginza Edition will continue for another week (WEEK 6). We are now accepting applications for participating in the last weekend, April 13th (Sat) and 14th (Sun). In addition to the selected booth participants, guest artists will also present their works at special booths to liven up the final week of the fair.


The application for WEEK6 is finished.
Thank you for many applications.

Art Book Vending Machine

When: Mon – Fri, starting Mar 11 from 10:00 – 20:00


The Art Book Vending Machine (weekdays only) will stock more than 1,000 art books that have been collected in lieu of an exhibition fee from booth exhibitors, who will open their booths to visitors on the weekends during the event.
By inserting the fee in the vending machine and selecting one of the keywords listed on the vending machine, you will receive a book related to that keyword.
You can enjoy finding a new art book: and at a reasonable price, too!


Entry fee: 500 yen, or one used art book
*Art books donated in lieu of the entry fee may be stocked in the vending machine and given to other participants. Depending on the content and condition of the book in question, please note that the book may not be accepted for donation.


When: Every day from 10:00-20:00


ZINE’S MATE SHOP is back after a long break! ZINE’S MATE SHOP will exhibit and sell unique domestic and foreign art books and zines – selected specially by the TABF through an open call for submissions.


We will additionally host workshops where you can experience the process of creating an art book, as well as various other treats to help you know the joy of printed materials!


The application for ZINE ’S MATE SHOP is finished.

Thank you for many applications.