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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!



  • 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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Wonderful Paper and Service! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Aug 2019

    Love my B6 Slim Cafe notebook. The paper quality is lovely,. The customer service was wonderful! My order shipped the same day. Thank you from a new customer.


    Posted by on 23rd Aug 2019

    I’ve loved using Tamoe River Paper for a few years and really love this size. It’s perfect. And the grid is wonderful to use. Thank you for offering such a fine product.

  8. Love!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Aug 2019

    This is one of the best notes I've ever purchased. I love the size if the grid and the paper.is amazing!!

  9. Great little notebook! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Aug 2019

    The item shipped super fast! This is a quality journal with awesome Tomoe River paper! Will definitely buy again!

  10. Love the size and the paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2019

    Very happy with this notebook, so much so it's ky second order. Quick shipping too.

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