F.A.Q. for Local & International Exhibitors


Email us at info@singaporeartbookfair.org if you can’t find an answer to your question here.



General Questions


  • Will SGABF2022 be a physical fair or an online one?

    SGABF2022 will be a physical fair held at Singapore Art Museum (Tanjong Pagar Distripark) from 29 Apr – 1 May 2022.


  • In the case of another lockdown in Singapore, what will happen to SGABF2022?

    SGABF2022 will be cancelled and we will refund booth fees in full.


  • Are local and international exhibitors able to share a single table under ‘Single Booth’?

    No. Please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application to apply for a shared booth of two tables. Do note that ‘Combined Booth’ is only applicable to a pairing of one local and one international exhibitor. International exhibitors must be adopted by a local exhibitor to participate in SGABF2022.


  • Are both local and international applicants able to apply to be a Zine Exhibitor?

    Yes. 




Local Exhibitors


  • How many people can staff my booth?

    Booths must only be staffed by one person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Special requests can be made, subject to review.


  • Am I allowed to share a Single Booth with another local exhibitor?

    Up to 2 local exhibitors may share a Single Booth. Please submit your application as one entity.


  • How does ‘Adopt-an-Exhibitor’ work?

    The ‘Adopt-an-Exhibitor’ programme allows local exhibitors to split their booths with an international exhibitor of their choice, managing their physical sales together for a discounted, shared booth fee of S$672.00 (i.e. S$336.00 per table instead of S$390.00 for a single booth).


  • As a local exhibitor, do I get to choose the international exhibitor I am paired with?

    Yes. First, please coordinate with the international exhibitor of your choice. Upon mutual agreement, please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application, and state your choice of international exhibitor.


  • What if I don’t want to adopt an international exhibitor?

    In your application, please select ‘Single Booth’ to indicate that you are not adopting an international exhibitor.


  • What if I wish to adopt an international exhibitor, but don’t have any potential exhibitors to reach out to?

    Please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application, then in the next section, select ‘Option B (No, please pair me with one!)’. If your application is successful, we will pair you with an international exhibitor.



  • The cost of the booth is S$672.00 if I choose to be an Adopter. Is this to be shared among me and the Adoptee?

    Yes. You may coordinate how this booth fee is split between you and your Adoptee.





Zine Exhibitors [Local]



  • Do I have to arrange for manpower?

Yes. Manpower must be arranged and provided at your own cost. You are required to comply with the assigned setup/teardown dates & timings to ensure that the fair proceeds smoothly.

  • How many people can staff my booth?

    Booths must only be staffed by one person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Special requests can be made, subject to review.





Zine Exhibitors [International]



  • Do I have to pay for my own shipping to and from Singapore?

Yes, all shipping and freight charges to and from Singapore must be covered by you.

  • Where do I ship my books to?

If your application has been accepted, SGABF will be in touch with regarding the details of your shipment.


  • Who will sell my books?

    SGABF will arrange for volunteers to be in charge of selling your books.


  • How do I keep track of the sales of my books?

    All sales will be recorded in a Daily Sales Sheet template generated by SGABF to keep track of the sales of your books.

    The Daily Sales Sheet will be sent to you at the end of the event.


  • In the case of any loss or damage, who will be responsible for my books?

    In the event that your books are lost or damaged, SGABF will not be liable. SGABF will take as many precautions as we can to ensure this does not happen, but we will not be able to offer any guarantees in the case of unforeseen incidents.



International Exhibitors


  • I’m not from Singapore, can I still apply to participate in SGABF2022?

    Yes. You can apply as an Adoptee here. Submission of application does not guarantee participation.


  • As an international exhibitor, do I have to be physically present for SGABF2022?

    No. Your Adopter will be in charge of the manpower to staff your shared booth.


  • What if I’m from a country that has a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Singapore, e.g. the United States?

    You may make arrangements to travel to Singapore at your own expense. However, for the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors, we do not require international exhibitors to be physically present at the fair. Your Adopter will be in charge of the manpower to staff your shared booth.


  • Do I get to choose the local exhibitor I am paired with?

    Yes. First, please coordinate with the local exhibitor of your choice. Upon mutual agreement, please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application, and state your choice of local exhibitor.


  • What if I wish to be adopted by a local exhibitor, but don’t have any potential exhibitors to reach out to?

    Please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application, then in the next section, select ‘Option B (No, please pair me with one!)’. If your application is successful, we will pair you with a local exhibitor.


  • What if I don’t want to be adopted by a local exhibitor? Can I still be part of SGABF2022?

    No. Unfortunately, we will only be allowing international exhibitors to participate in the fair via our Adopt-an-Exhibitor programme.


  • Do I have to pay for my own shipping to and from Singapore?

    Yes, all shipping and freight charges to and from Singapore must be covered by you.


  • Where do I ship my books to?

    Please coordinate with your Adopter as they will be in charge of your books.


  • Who will sell my books?

    Your Adopter will be in charge of selling your books. 


  • How do I keep track of the sales of my books?

    Prior to the event, SGABF will ask for your book list to be sent to your Adopter. All sales will be recorded in a Daily Sales Sheet template generated by SGABF for your Adopter to keep track of the sales of your books.

    The Daily Sales Sheet will be sent to you at the end of the event.


  • In the case of any loss or damage, who will be responsible for my books?

    In the event that your books are lost or damaged, neither SGABF nor the Adopter will be liable. SGABF will take as many precautions as we can to ensure this does not happen, but we will not be able to offer any guarantees in the case of unforeseen incidents.


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