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Cafe Note A6 - Grid

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After many requests to chop our A5 notebooks down to a smaller size, we finally decided it was time to make our own original A6 notebook.

It's the same thickness and page count as our A5 Seven Seas (Crossfield, Standard and Writer) series - just half the height and thus half the weight. And, since it's half the weight, it's possible to ship one notebook inside the USA by First Class Mail (around $4.00).

Performance and paper are the same as our A5: 480 pages, white TRP, lay-flat design. The cover is different though - rather than use the coated-fabric cover we opted for a slightly smoother coated-paper cover. We actually like this new cover a lot  - as much as the A5's fabric cover. It also comes with a dust jacket, which you can choose to use, or not.

The pages are printed with a 3.7mm grid, same size as the Cafe B6-slim, except that it's a full grid.

We hope you like this new notebook - and actually, after working with various larger notebooks over the years, such as our Seven Seas A5, L!FE B5, Tsubame, and even our own Cafe B6, my first thought when I opened the shipment was "Awww...how cute!!!". But since this is a serious tool, it's cute in a way that, say, laser watches, explosive pens, and miniature tape recorders are cute. In fact, if James Bond carried a notebook, this is probably the one he would find most useful.


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  1. Perfection! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jun 2018

    Love the tomoe river paper. Love the A6 size. Free to use as a bullet type journal or anything your heart desires!

  2. Luxurious paper, great size 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2018

    This notebook is wonderful. The Tomoe River paper and grids are exactly like the Hobonichi A6, but undated and open. I wanted something for me to chronicle my daughter's school years, and this is the perfect size and pages for me. Also fits well in my leather travelers notebooks -- I use the clear plastic cover also bought here and string the elastics through the cover instead of the book itself and it holds very nicely.

  3. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2018

    I think this is what I've been looking for!

    A6 - Tomoe paper and lots of pages.

    I've been using Hobo Techo's and Cousins for the last 3 years but you have to make a choice with them - journal or notes...adding the notebooks kind of defeats the object.

    Now I've been able to utilise a leather Techo cover and have the ideal daily capture book! Looks smart too.

  4. The notebook I want to use forever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th May 2018

    I'm extremely glad that these exist. I've been looking for a Tomoe River notebook with a grid to use with a Hobonichi A6 cover and this has been perfect. I've been using these as notebooks for college and there are so many pages, I've been able to use one notebook for three classes, even though I'm a pretty heavy notetaker.

    The size is fantastic. So much more portable!

  5. A6 notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2018

    Love my Café Notebook, love the size of the grids.Everything is perfect...just what I need.
    Thank you.

  6. my favorite paper!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2018

    Thank you for another excellent product! These smaller notebooks that you’ve provided with Tomeo River paper, that are sewn binding, and soft covered, are my favorite journals. They are excellent with fountain pen ink. And also handle watercolors. I really love them!

  7. This is a great little notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2018

    My usual note book is the B6, this is the smaller sibling that doesn't feel that small. The usual great paper and amazing binding but can disappear in a pocket

    Would like a lined version of this great notebook but you don't have to hurry, it will take me a couple of months to finish this one off.

  8. Lovely little book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Apr 2018

    I found Nanami Paper after becoming a fan of Tomoe River via the Hobonichi Techo. I use the big Seven Seas notebooks at work but I needed something for home/personal use that was smaller. This is a perfect sister to my HT! I use it for more informal/undated notes. Love the size of the grid, the cover, the simplicity of the pages, ability to use pencil, ink, whatever. I'm highly tempted to get another, write in the dates myself, and use it instead of the HT next year.

  9. Great notebook! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2018

    I love this smaller A6 size for a notebook, and it has my favorite Tomoe River paper! I love the removable cover it comes with too.

  10. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2018

    This is everything I've been looking for in a notebook since I tried out the hobonichi techo and just couldn't jive with the static setup. Please never stop making them.

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