When Kinokuniya re-opened earlier this year I was bummed to find a no photos sign in the front. Last week I happened to have my camera and the sign was changed. I ran up to the counter and asked if I could take pictures again, they said yes and now this is my ode to one of my favorite bookstores. I can't understand Japanese but love the artform their magazines take. Half magazine, half book are mooks in Japan. Most of the mooks come with gifts - I have been eyeing a Furla mook for weeks but keep passing on it because $40+ is out of my price range but in all honesty, that's probably the closest I'd ever get to having a Furla at that cheap price!
But mooks aren't the only awesome things in Kinokuniya - they sell toys, washi tape, pens, pencils, stickers, origami paper, notebooks, t-shirts and so much cute! I don't even care for cats but look at how cute they are in product form! Cute!!!!!
Kinokuniya Bookstore is inside Mitsuwa Marketplace
665 Paularino Avenue
Open 7 days a week from 10am-8pm
Disclosure: I paid cash money for a mook and would do it again. All thoughts are my own.
Labels: Bape, Cats, Costa Mesa, Japanese, Kinokuniya, Magazines, Mitsuwa, Mooks, Toys