For the first time in many years, ZINE’S MATE SHOP returns to TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR during its Ginza Edition. ZINE’S MATE SHOP is a shop space within the fair which showcases zines and artists’ books by domestic and international artists/publishers. Send your books to us & we’ll display and sell them!


We are now accepting the application to participate in ZINE’S MATE SHOP @ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR: Ginza Edition. For more detail, please see the info below.

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


Submission deadline: January 31st (Thur)


If your books are selected for the shop, send the books from: February 11th (Mon)
They must reach us no later than: February 22nd (Fri).


*Shipping information will be provided via email after the selection process.

Application Conditions

Before submitting your application, please carefully read the conditions below. By applying to participate, you are accepting these conditions and agree to be bound by them. Should you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

About Publications

The publication must be artists’ books and zines published/created by applicants themselves (individual or organization).

Stocking books at the shop

Participation fee: 1,000 yen per participant


After the selection process we will notify your participation as well as payment information. Your participation will be confirmed only after we receive the participation fee above.

Please note that once the fee is paid participation cannot be canceled. No refund is accepted.

Publications are to be supplied as a sale-or-return consignment, sales terms will be 50% to the publisher 50% to TABF.

Any expenses incurred, such as the shipping of books (including return shipping) and transaction fee for payment via bank transfer, are the responsibility of the participant.

No restrictions on physical size, page size and weight of publications.

We will handle the publications with utmost care, however, we will not take responsibility for any damage and theft during the shipment as well as during the Fair period.

We will not accept publications that do not comply with the public policy and law.

for sold copies

We will email each participant with sales report after the fair.

Cost for return shipping will be subtracted from the total amount of the sales.

Invoices will be closed at the end of the month, payments will be made at the end of the following month.

Submission & Selection

The selection committee will review all the submitted publications.

We will review up to five titles per applicant. Any submissions of more than five titles will not be considered.

Following your application, in some cases, the selection committee may request sample copies of your publications for the purpose of the selection process.

We do not accept titles previously exhibited at the shop, send us new ones!

We may decline to carry some or all of the titles you submit. We will not answer any questions regarding the selection process.


The selection result will be sent out on February 8th (Fri).

(JP) その他注意事項


  • ・お支払いいただきました参加費については、申込者の都合による理由での返金はいたしかねます。
  • ・応募作品のサイズ、ページ数、重量に制限はありません。
  • ・出品作品の管理には最大限配慮いたしますが、輸送時、および展示期間における破損、汚れ、盗難等について は責任を負いかねます。
  • ・法律や何らかの契約、また公序良俗に反した作品の応募は不可とします。


Please fill the application form below to participate.

Application deadline: January 31st, (Thur)

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  • We accept up to 5 publications per applicant. Please include tax in the retail price you specify. Tax is charged at 8%
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  • Logo, scan of publication cover etc. jpg, png, gif files only. no bigger than 800 pixels, 72 dpi.
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