Maido Alhambra’s last day of business was Dec. 15.

ALHAMBRA — Kinokuniya Bookstores of America recently announced the closure of Maido Alhambra, 150 E. Main St., Alhambra, a fine stationery and gift store, effective Dec. 15.

“It’s been a wonderful five years and we will deeply miss everyone,” the company said. “Thank you for supporting the Alhambra store and we hope to see everyone again at our other locations ( Your Fivestars accounts and records will automatically be accessible at our other Maido stores (”

“You may access our Online Store ( for all your fine stationery and gift needs (Fivestars points are not redeemable on the Online Store) …

“There’s no way we could possibly thank you enough for your support.”

Prior to closing, the store held a 30% off “thank you sale” on all items.

Other Maido stores in Southern California are located at Westfield-Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave. #L3, Arcadia and Mitsuwa Marketplace, 665 Paularino Ave., Costa Mesa. There are also stores in San Francisco’s Japan Center and San Jose’s Santana Row.

Maido, a Kinokuniya Group company, specializes in unique, high-quality Japanese products, including specialty papers, pens, fine stationery, calligraphy supplies, gift items, organizers, and collectibles.

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