Before submitting your application, please carefully read the terms and conditions below. By applying to participate, you hereby accept these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.

About the Fair

at Ginza Sony Park


In addition to bringing together publishers, galleries and artists as they present their publications and artwork, the TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR: Ginza Edition will feature a variety of user-participatory events and exhibitions open to any and all visitors for one-month-long event.


Dates: March 8th(Fri) – April 7th (Sun)
Venue: Ginza Sony Park
             5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ( MAP)

Opening Reception
Date: March 8th (Fri) 17:00-21:00

About Booth Participation

Every weekend of the fair will feature different participants: 20 participants per weekend, 100 in total.


1st week:
March 8th(Fri), 2019 / 17:00-21:00 (Opening Reception)
March 9th(Sat), 2019 / 10:00-20:00
March 10th(Sun), 2019 / 10:00-20:00

– Installation: March 8th(Fri), 2019 / 13:00-16:00
– Deinstallation: March 10th(Sun), 2019 / 20:00-22:00


2nd week:
March 16th(Sat), 2019 / 12:00-20:00
March 17th(Sun), 2019 / 10:00-20:00

– Installation: March 16h(Sat), 2019 / 10:00-12:00
– Deinstallation: March 17th(Sun), 2019 / 20:00-22:00


3rd week:
March 23rd(Sat), 2019 / 12:00-20:00
March 24th(Sun), 2019 / 10:00-20:00

– Installation: March 23rd(Sat), 2019 / 10:00-12:00
– Deinstallation: March 24th(Sun), 2019 / 20:00-22:00


4th week:

March 30th(Sat), 2019 / 12:00-20:00
March 31st(Sun), 2019 / 10:00-20:00

– Installation: March 30th(Sat), 2019 / 10:00-12:00
– Deinstallation: March 31st(Sun), 2019 / 20:00-22:00


5th week:
April 6th(Sat), 2019 / 12:00-20:00
April 7th(Sun), 2019 / 10:00-20:00

– Installation: April 6th(Sat), 2019 / 10:00-12:00
– Deinstallation: April 7th(Sun), 2019 / 20:00-22:00


  • – The publications and/or printed editions to be presented at the fair must be related to art.
  • – You must install/dismantle the booth by yourself. The booths must be attended by you or your agents at all times during the fair. *You can submit your application as a group and/or organization.
  • – Cost for participation: 10 copies of your publication(s). At the Ginza Edition of the TABF, we will not be collecting a monetary fee for participation. However, in lieu of a fee, we instead ask that participants to donate 10 books of their own label or for sale at their booth to the TABF. Please find more details below.



※Regarding Book Donation:

The books donated from participating exhibitors will be shown at our “Art Book Vending Machine,”a new book exchange section installed at the venue.

We ask that you please donate books that you are also planning to sell at your booth; they can be 10 copies of the same book or of 10 different books. The books do not need to be in perfect condition. Donated texts will be labeled with your information and will be used for “Art Book Vending Machine.”

Deadline and Confirmation of your Participation

  • – The deadline to apply for a booth is set at December 20th (Thu), 2018. Applicants will be notified by January 7th(Mon), 2019 regarding application results.
  • – 10 books (donated in place of any participation fee) must be delivered to the designated address by the end of February, 2019.
  • – Those selected to be booth participants will be notified of detailed shipping information.
  • – Please note that if you fail to deliver the books by the deadline, your participation in the fair may be subject to cancellation.

At the Fair

  • – The organizing committee will decide the position of booths according to the overall layout of the space.
  • – Please make sure that your booth is attended at all times during the fair.
  • – Please note that electrical outlets will not be available.
  • – We also ask that all participants bring your own cash box and make sure that they have sufficient change.
  • – Although a Wi-Fi connection will be made available, please be warned that connection capabilities may be limited.We recommend you bring your own mobile hotspot if you are planning to accept card / online payments for smooth transactions.
  • – The Fair will not be responsible for any loss, theft, or accidents caused by the participants.

About the Venue

  • – There will be considerable amount of garbage that will accumulate during the fair. Please help us keep the venue clean by separating garbage according to the characteristics of the waste concerned.
  • – The entire venue is smoking-free. There is no smoking area made available in the venue.
  • – Please respect your neighboring participants, so that all the participants can enjoy the fair without any stress.
  • – If you are participating as a group, please make sure that you are not occupying your neighbor’s space and/or blocking the flow of the visitors.
  • – Please make sure to exhibit and sell only within the space attributed to you.

About the booth

Table size
1 Table (1,800 x 600 mm) [Cost: 10 of your published books]

*2 chairs will be supplied.
*Use of the wall is optional.


Additional Option
Wall Use: Supply 2 more of your published books

*No nails/pins allowed. Only removable adhesives are allowed to be used.


Example: 1 table with wall = 12 books


To apply, please fill out the form below.

Application deadline: December 20th (Thu)


Applications must be sent to us by December 20th(Thursday), 2018. If you are applying from outside of Japan and need immediate confirmation of your participation due to travel planning, please inform us of this in the notes section and we will get back to you.


  • – The fair committee will review and make selections on final participants if we receive a number of applications that exceeds capacity of the venue.
  • – We ask that applicants be aware that applying to the fair doesn’t guarantee your participation in the fair.
  • – Please do not announce your participation in the fair until after you receive our official confirmation of your participation via email.
  • – The fair committee will select final participants based on provided information including images, texts and websites.
  • – In order to ensure for a proper screening process, please provide the most up-to-date and accurate information.
  • – Please be aware that the fair committee will not respond to any inquiries regarding application or selection results.
  • Please put the Exhibitor’s Name.
    The name you put here will appear on TABF website, catalogue.
  • If different from above.
    Please provide a Contact Name for a representative if you are applying as a group/organization.
  • If you have more than one, please write additional URL(s) in the note section.
    Please be aware that this URL will appear on TABF website, catalogue.
  • Please choose one category that represents your activity the most.
  • *You can apply for multiple dates.
    Considering that the number of exhibitors is limited per weekend, the probability that you will be selected will increase if you apply for multiple dates.
  • If you prefer a booth with a wall behind, please choose "Yes". Numbers of booths with wall-space available are limited.
  • Please supply a short text about you / your organization, max. 150 words.
    This text will be printed within the fair catalog together with Exhibitor’s Name and website address. Please do not provide your text in bullet-point form.
  • Logo, scan of publication cover etc. Jpg, png, ai files only. Maximum file size 1MB or 800pixels (long side) / 72dpi.
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  • Please provides us with the information of the books you intend to donate. Up to 10 books (up to12 books if you are using the wall).
    Please send as many details as possible, and include at least the book’s title, author and publisher.
  • If you have any preferences for booth arrangement or if you have any comments/requests, please write them here.
  • Please click “Send” only once.
    A notification of your application confirmation will be sent automatically via email.
    We ask that you please check your spam folder if you do not receive your application confirmation email.

    If you are having issues sending the form, cut & paste above information to email and send to
    If you have not received your application confirmation within one week of applying, please contact us at the above email address.