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Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair


18 – 20 March 2022

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Japan (ABAJ) is pleased to announce the Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair 2022, which will take place from March 18th till 20th in the Tokyo Traffic Hall.

The Tokyo fair takes place every 3 to 4 years and has been running for over 40 years.
The 2012 fair took place in Kyoto, the 2015 and 2018 fairs took place in Tokyo. The 2015 fair saw a 50th anniversary commemoration of the founding of ABAJ.

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Japan (ABAJ) was established in November 1964 by ten major antiquarian booksellers of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto with the aim of developing the Japanese antiquarian book trade to meet an increasingly global age. In 1965, at the recommendation of Mr. Menno Hertzberger of Amsterdam and Mr. Glen Dawson of Los Angeles, ABAJ became a member organization of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and has ever since grown with the motto of ILAB "AMOR LIBRORUM NOS UNIT".

All exhibiting booksellers at the Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair are a member of ABAJ and / or ILAB-affiliated businesses.

Further Reading:

>> Japan's Book Trade & the 2018 Tokyo Antiquarian Book Fair

>> In Interview with new ABAJ member Tengyu Bookstore, December 2021


Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Japan
Tokyo Traffic Hall
2-10-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours
Friday 18th March, 2022: 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 19th March, 2022: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 20th March, 2022: 10:00 - 16:00