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Cafe Note B6 Slim - Grid

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Nanami's Cafe Note in "B6 Slim" has arrived! This is the GRID version.

Many fans of the A5-size SSW (Seven Seas Writer) 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 Seven Seas Writer, 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 SSW (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)
  • Coated-paper cover
  • White Tomoe  River 52gsm paper
  • 3.7mm light-gray rule, 15mm top and bottom margins
  • 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. many uses for this notebook!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2018

    I love the price point of this notebook for as many pages of tomoe river paper that you get. This book binding is sewn not glued which initially drew me in. I put my book into my travelers notebook and am currently using it as a bullet journal. Counting out my pages this book will last well over 2 years. I am obsessed with tomoe river paper that it is the only paper I use in my journaling and planning. I can water color, use fountain pen and it’s so slim it is not too bulky. I wish that they carried all of the seven seas books into this size. Including the blank and dot grid and the option for cream color paper. Maybe someday in the future.


  2. many uses for this notebook!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2018

    I love the price point of this notebook for as many pages of tomoe river paper that you get. This book binding is sewn not glued which initially drew me in. I put my book into my travelers notebook and am currently using it as a bullet journal. Counting out my pages this book will last well over 2 years. I am obsessed with tomoe river paper that it is the only paper I use in my journaling and planning. I can water color, use fountain pen and it’s so slim it is not too bulky. I wish that they carried all of the seven seas books into this size. Including the blank and dot grid and the option for cream color paper. Maybe someday in the future.


  3. great notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2018

    I got this book because it is similar to the Hobonichi. I needed something more than the A6, but the Cousin is too big. This notebook is perfect. The paper is the same so you get that great thin paper crinkle we all love so much. There are enough pages that I can set up my own Hobonichi style journal with a page per day. I plan to use it next year as a daily journal and I cannot wait.

    I also got the clear cover and love how simple and non-bulky it is. The whole thing fits in my bag without taking up too much space. So I can carry my journal with me for when I feel like jotting down my thoughts away from home.


  4. my own personal hobonichi 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2018

    I was contemplating getting the A6 hobonichi but I know with my journaling style the daily listed pages would not work for me. Plus it was also just really small. What a difference a few inches make with Cafe Note b6 slim size. So when I saw this notebook with the same beautiful paper in a less structured setting I had to order. Shipping was fast and the product is amazing. I will be ordering a few more just to keep my collection growing.


  5. Fantastic notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2018

    The b6 slim size of this notebook is really convenient. And the quality of the binding is typical top-notch that you expect from Nanami. The grid on the paper is a tad smaller than I am accustomed to, but easy to get used to. The Tomoe River paper is top quality as always. This is just a fantastic little notebook for all around carry. I do want to get a cover for it eventually.


  6. Power user notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jun 2018

    I bought the Cafe B6 notebook along with its Gfeller cover. This is a power user's notebook -- the slim B6 size is a perfect combination of space and portability, and the page count means, for me, several months of use.

    FYI this notebook is jacket-pocketable for men, though a tight fit, depending on the garment.

    I thought I would ignore the blank boxes at top left and bottom of each page, but they are actually great productivity tools - I can hashtag pages or reference line numbers for easy paging back.

    I'm a fountain pen user, and this paper is miraculous for how little it shows through. However, depending on your ink choice, use of the blotter sheet is either important or essential. I have very good, neat performance with Lamy, Pilot and Pelikan ink. Noodlers and Aurora are messy in this book, lifting off onto fingers or smudging the facing page if you're careless (though in fairness, these inks behave somewhat the same even on Rhodia paper)

    I'm using this notebook as a daily journal and poetry cahier. It's more than capable -- I'm very happy to have made the choice.


  7. I have never had a notebook like this. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2018

    This is fantastic! The paper feels wonderful, the notebook opens flat, just...

    I love it! But, I don't think I'll be getting another one for a bit because I've got my eyes on the other B6 and maybe an A6 blank...


  8. Love this book!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th May 2018

    This little book is a giant help to my life! I love the size. Lots of pages yet does not weigh much. I love that it opens flat.
    The paper is divine! I write with fountain pens and there is nothing better than Tomoe Rive paper for that. I also love the grid paper. I ‘kind of” bullet journal, and the grid keeps things organized. I also paint with watercolor!! And it’s amazing how the paper completely holds up. The first thing I do when I start a new book is number the pages at the bottom and create an index in the front. This is extremely helpful!! and I am easily able to find things again. The cover holds up very well.
    Lastly, I take a group of pages in the back, divide the page in half, and count off 10 lines. I use this to record unusual things or interesting ideas. It’s the right amount of space to jot it down! I highly recommend this wonderful book. Buy two. You’ll be so happy you did!!


  9. Greatest little book ever! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th May 2018

    The perfect size for daily on-the-go journaling filled the BEST paper in the world! What more can you ask for in the crazy stationary community we're apart of?! Love it!!!


  10. Perfect for Hobonichi users 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2018

    I was looking, very specifically, for notebooks to use alongside my Hobonichi Weeks planner that used the same paper and the same size grid as the Weeks (and any of Hobonichi's Japanese language planners, for that matter). This is the notebook that I found, and I love it. I can use the same pens and the same small handwriting as I use in my Weeks with no disconnect. The B6 slim notebooks provide just enough page real estate to be good project and learning notebooks. Their ability to lay flat when open is fantastic, and the title and footer blocks are handy for good indexing. I will definitely be buying more!


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