Category Archives: events

一个梦想两家书店 two bookstores one dream

2012 / 11 / 05

Bananafish Books is invited to have an exhibition in a book fair held in Guangzhou. From Nov.14-Dec.9

more info here:

印刷术与印刷书 主题活动

2012 / 07 / 03

Bananafish Books together with Pausebread Press was invited to take part in [Printing techs and Printing books] held by Dukou Bookstore in Shanghai from June 21-June 24.

Wei presented us the concept of Risograph printing and Gocco Printing at the event and he also printed our little bear on the tote bag with gocco. What a wonderful experience to get together and communicate with you ! Thank you for coming by. more photos here.

Bananafish Books x ARTHK12

2012 / 06 / 05

Bananafish Books was invited by Art Asia Pacific magazine (Hongkong) to be one part of ARTHK 2012 held in May. We did an open submission to the mainland China zinesters and handmade lovers. Until the deadline, we collected more than 20 various zines and photobooks that can be contributed for the exhibition. Thank you all who threw your enthusiasm on making zines ! More info here. 中文信息见这里

Bananafish Books x 德国About书展

2012 / 05 / 06

We are ABOUT to make history ! (Germany)

Bananafish Books is invited to be one of the participants of ABOUT independent publication book fair from May 4 to 6. All the books and zines that published by A Perfect Book can be found on the fair. We also selected some our favorite photobooks stocked in the bookstore to the fair, eg. Obsessed from Jia Press, Karamay from Ofpix, various books from 88Books, Dali Island from Madi JU, Be Gones by Du Yang… …

Thanks a lot for our friends who study in Germany that present for us to go there personally. We will update some event photos later.

»We are ABOUT to make history« is the motto of the first ABOUT Independent Publishing Fair in Mainz. This fair for small publishing houses and self-publishers that work within the fields of art and design is taking place from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of May 2012. It complements »Schrift/Macht/Welten.«, a notable symposium that will address to the relationship of typography and power, and is organized by the German Society for Design History in Mainz.

update: some photos of the fair are here. 在苏菲独立书店博客上更新了一些此次书展的照片。

东京Zine’s Mate临时书店

2012 / 04 / 17

图片来自Zine’s Mate

香蕉鱼书店受邀请参加了2012年4月初至6月底的Zine’s Mate临时书店展览。这是由Zine’s Mate (东京艺术书展主办方)发起的为期三个月的主题艺术书售卖和展示活动,每三个月主办方都将更换主题展示给读者。本期的主题则为: “ASIAN ZINES” (亚洲Zines)大集合。

我们选了在中国最具代表的独立出版社和个人艺术家作品制作人的书籍寄往东京参展,他们分别是:香蕉鱼出版社(A Perfect Book),假杂志 社(Jia Press),OFPIX,JV LAB,早安日光 (Good Morning Light),汪梦阳,杜扬等。

临时书店位于Zine’s Mate的展览空间,即Utrecht书店内部的展览空间Vacant里。



ZINE’S MATE SHOP opened in VACANT as a pop-up shop dedicated to Zines and artists’ publications. All the titles were renewed every three months in order to present the newest titles by zinemakers. Now in its fourth year we are enthusiastic about finding new zines. ZINE’S MATE SHOP 2012 will have a theme for each term to make the shop more specific and exciting.

For the April-June term we have gathered zines and magazines from Asian countries other than Japan. Even though the basic formatting is the same, as the culture differs the aesthetics changes drastically among the countries. Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Taichung, Singapore… We collaborated with six shops and publishers to gather amazing new zines that are rarely seen in Japan.


Dates: 2012.4.7(Sat) – 6.30(Sat)


2012 / 02 / 18

Here is a review of this great idea curated by London isis Gallery and Beijing Triple Major. Bananafish Books presents 15 China mainland indie publishers and personal book works to visitors. You are welcome to meet Bananafish there from 16.Feb-23.Feb, 28 Redchurch Street, London.

香蕉鱼在伦敦,如果你在伦敦,请去28 Redchurch Street, London 逮香蕉鱼吧!游牧时间:2月16日-2月23日。

London Nomad Store

2012 / 02 / 04

Bananafish Books is invited to London Fashion Week and a Nomad Store curated by London Isis Gallery and Beijing Triple-Major concept store. It is an exploration of young Chinese creativity from Art, Fashion to Publishing. We selected 14 photobooks and indie magazines published by Chinese youths.

During Feb.16 to Feb.23, in The Londonewcastle Project Space, if you happen to be in London, hope you can visit here to meet Bananafish.

more information check isis gallery’s blog: