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Cafe Note B6 Slim - Grid v2

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Nanami's Cafe Note v2 - Full 3.7mm Grid

Many fans of the A5-size Studio Note have found it a bit too large for everyday carry - indeed, lugging it in a briefcase, purse or tote can be tiresome over the length of a long walk or commute on the subway, and it seems to make sense to use it mainly in an office or studio setting.

But what if relaxing, people-watching, doodling, or creating your latest masterpiece in the warm, convenient atmosphere of your favorite cafe is daily necessity? Or if you're the more adventurous type, perhaps you need something portable, along the lines of a Grail Diary, to document your pursuit of the arcane, holy or downright supernatural, in a quest to save the world?

To those ends, we've created this "Cafe" -sized version of the Studio Note, with the standard "shinsho"*  book dimensions of 110x176mm (about 4x7 inches) and 384 pages. It's a modern size, very slightly larger than the Grail Diary, except with more and presumably better quality pages.

The result is a much slimmer format that's half the weight of the A5 Studio Note (216 grams vs 426 grams) and 3mm thinner (12mm vs. 15mm). The impression is that it's much more portable, far less bulky, and easier to carry. And, compared to the larger A5-series books, the cover is a bit thinner, more flexible and thus easier to fan through the pages.

But wait, there's more! Since the shipping weight is 360 grams or 12.9 ounces, a single book can be shipped within the USA via USPS First Class mail (under 15oz), which can be nearly half the cost (depending on where you want it delivered) than Priority Mail!

 

Specifications

  • 110x176mm
  • 384 pages (192 leaves)
  • Dust jacket
  • Coated-paper cover
  • White Tomoe  River 52gsm paper
  • Pink blotter sheet included

 

* "Shinsho" is the 2nd most popular** book size in Japan, also known as "Slim B6". Shinsho books are primarily non-fiction.

** "Bunko", or A6, is the most popular size - mainly used for fiction. The Hobonichi Techo is A6-size.

The Shinsho and Bunko sizes were created for rail commuters that spend a lot of time standing in trains and hanging out in cafes between trains or after work.


 

 

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  1. Great Size Wonderful quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Nov 2019

    So happy I made a purchase with Nanami Paper. I love the Cafe Note B6 Slim size and the Tomoe River paper is as always a dream! The service was great and shipping was quick! Will be back for more.


  2. My Favorite Journal Paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Oct 2019

    This Cafe Note B6 Slim fits perfectly into my Chic Sparrow B6 Slim journal cover. The Cafe Note takes fountain pen, watercolor and whatever I put down on it to create a background for my journaling. AND the service and delivery of Nanami Paper.com is so fast and well packaged. I appreciate that a lot!


  3. Excellent Pocket Notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Oct 2019

    I purchased the B6 Slim form Nanami, and it showed up very quickly. The book itself is of very high quality, and the Tomoe River paper inside is amazing.


  4. Great size and value 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2019

    Beautiful notebook that is the perfect size for taking quick notes and sampling fountain pen inks. Opens flat so it's easy to write in without smudging and the best value I've seen around.


  5. I’m hooked! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Sep 2019

    I am absolutely in love with everything about these notebooks. The size, the Tomoe’ River Paper, the grid, the number of pages......all perfect. They lend themselves perfectly to planning, drawing, art journaling, and writing in a size that is easily packed around in a pocket or a bag. I purchased a plastic cover for it as well and have tossed it everywhere and it still looks new. The binding is sewed and lays flat when opened. Love it!! Thank you Nanami Paper!!


  6. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Sep 2019

    It is a beautiful notebook. Tomoe River paper is my favorite and the size is perfect.


  7. Excellent product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Sep 2019

    I've used these for the past two years to create a yearly planner for myself. I will use them again next year. I love these notebooks so much! I love the paper quality- I get the grid because it's my favorite. I love the size- it's a perfect compromise between the A6 and A5. These notebooks can take a beating, too. I carry them everyday in my purse all year long and they come out of it in pretty decent condition still (as long as I don't spill coffee on it). Great quality, great company, fair prices. I hope these notebooks and this company stays around for a good long while- they are my favorite!


  8. perfection ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Sep 2019

    These Cafe Note notebooks are just the best quality. I will buy them over all others. Tomoe River paper with the perfectly sized graph and absolutely no superfluous distractions mean this is everything I ever need to journal in. Bravo


  9. Great size and stamina! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Sep 2019

    Opens flat. Pages thin but durable. Great grid. Perfect size for tossing into your bag. Light and flexible. Would definitely buy again.


  10. B6 Slim 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2019

    I really wanted the A6 but they were sold out so I grabbed a B6 Slim. I love everything about this notebook and the paper is wonderful! Shipping time was really good too! I’m still holding out hope for an A6 soon but if I have to switch to B6, for this quality of notebook I would!


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