about wabp



The World Antiquarian Book Plaza, a rare book emporium located a few minutes’ walk from Tokyo Station, is not your ordinary bookstore. The creation of Mitsuo Nitta (founder of the prominent Japanese bookstore Yushodo) and Antiquariat Michael Steinbach, the Plaza is home to over 1000 items displayed by over 20 booksellers from around the world, including foreign books, illuminated manuscripts, miniature books, Roman coins, incunabula, first editions, Japanese crepe-paper books, and so on. The Plaza is also a particularly popular destination for map collectors, with many rare and valuable examples for sale. With all the elegance, intrigue and inventory of a small museum or art gallery, the Plaza has the added bonus of being a place where visitors can purchase the important pieces of history on display.