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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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    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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. The perfect size! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Aug 2019

    How have I missed out on this size before? I really want to journal a minimum of one page a day, but I have struggled with doing this in other notebooks. The A5 pages are too big. A6 seems too small. This B6 slim size is JUST RIGHT. it’s small enough that I don’t have trouble or feel overwhelmed filling a page, but I don’t feel bad if I decide to write more than a page.

    The paper is amazing, and my fountain pens work great. I kept a page in the back for pen testing purposes, but I intend to use only/mostly fountain pens. Nothing has bled through yet, and I love how the written pages feel. I’m also grateful for the perfectly sized blotter page that is included. A genius feature. :)

    My only complaint is that I wish the lined version was in stock, because my handwriting is a little big for the grid. I have to use about a line and a half, or two lines, to write, and then I skip a line in between so the writing is not so crammed together. I want to get a couple more - one to keep in my purse as a food log/health log and one just for backup. Great notebooks!

  6. Absolutely perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jul 2019

    I was so happy when I saw this version was full grid. That, along with the Tomoe River Paper, and the quality of this notebook, makes it absolutely perfect for journaling, note taking, or bullet journaling.

  7. awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jul 2019

    Love everything about the Nanami B6 notebook and the transaction!

  8. Just what I was looking for! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2019

    Great size; perfect fit for my travelers notebook. Excellent paper quality.

  9. My Favorite Journal for Everything! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2019

    I have used this journal and loved it for years! I use it for a thought journal, to take notes in a group setting, to draw and collage in, to watercolor in, to keep bits of memories in, to sketch and doodle in...

    I enjoy using my ink joy gel pens in here.. the ghosting is quite delicious to me. I love my Lamy pen with noodler's eel ink in various colors.. ghosting is not nearly as pronounced. I watercolor with my Daniel Smith watercolors, or my various other kinds.. really lovely!! I've been pleased with ballpoint ink, pencil, everything I've tried in these delightful books!!

    They fit perfectly in a Speckled Fawn B6 slim. Really nicely!! Or a Chic Sparrow B6 slim. Just delightful!! I must have at least one blank of the small graph at all times or I will get a bit shaky with nerves! If you are on the fence.... definitely get one!! You won't regret it!!

    I like this Tamoe River paper soo much better than the paper in the Midori notebooks, or even in the Hobonichis. I'm sure it is the same as the tomoe river in the hobonichis... I'm just in love with these cafe notes.

    I would like to have the option of buying some with the old boxes at the top and bottom of the pages. Most definitely. Would be great. I do miss those. Wont keep me from buying them, just would like to have both.

    Thank you Nanami Paper! Y'all are wonderful!! Truly da bomb!! Bravo!!! Thank you!!! Please always be in business!!!!!

  10. best value for tomoe river paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2019

    Paper is great! The book is huge so if you use water color, the book will get super chunky and wonderful. This is my second Nanami book. Will always use these!

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