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Cafe Note B6 Slim - Grid

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Nanami's Cafe Note v2 - Full 3.7mm Grid

Please note that this version, as of Aug 13, 2020, has the following changes:

1. It has a slip case instead of the white dust jacket

2. The grid is a shade darker than before

That's all!


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)
  • Slip case
  • 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. Perfect Portable Notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Nov 2020

    I use these notebooks for work and they are just the perfect size to take notes but still be very portable.

    Love the paper and how many pages are in these books!

  2. really a great journal!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Oct 2020

    Didn’t know what to expect with this but heard so many great things about it so finally caved. Want all 3 now. Love this b6 slim size too!!

  3. The best notebook for fountain pen users 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Oct 2020

    Looked high and low and haven't found a paper that's better than Tomoe River for fountain pens. Looked high and low for a notebook that has the same quality of Nanami Paper's notebooks. Still haven't found any.

  4. The Optimal TR notebook... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Oct 2020

    I’ve used four configurations now of Nanami Paper's first rate Tomoe River notebooks. While all are of high quality and terrific value, I have a clear preference for the B6 Slim size, especially when encased in the available Gfeller leather cover. Positioned between the A6 and A5 sizes, the B6 offers enough space to write expansively, while still qualifying as pocketable. Perfection, really.

  5. In love 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Oct 2020

    I didn't realize how perfect this size notebook would be. More compact than A5, more space than A6, just right. I immediately ordered three more. I honestly can't put it down. No flaws in the binding, the paper is luxuriously soft and smooth, and I couldn't be happier with this notebook.

  6. Great lnotebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Oct 2020

    I prefer this size over an A6. Small enough for my bag and large enough for writing purposes. And most importantly is the Tomoe paper which I purchased in the grid format. Love the number of pages. I just don’t have anything negative to say about it!

  7. Perfection all the way! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2020

    I love everything about this notebook. The quality is exceptional.
    The thing I like most is that the pages are blank. There isn’t any preprinted numbers or sayings to get in the way.
    The white colored paper is also a huge plus.
    The only thing I’m worried about is the possible color transfer of the cover onto my leather cover.

  8. great quality as always 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Sep 2020

    Love these notebooks! Always great quality and fast shipping! Have purchased several times and will continue to do so.

  9. the best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Sep 2020

    I love this b6 slim. This is my third one. I love it for Journaling. I love the paper. I will buy a 4th when this one is finished.

  10. My favorite notebook, and my favorite place to order 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Sep 2020

    I love these little notebooks. I ordered several recently just so I don't have to worry about running out. Even without any sort of cover they are durable. The paper is fantastic and I love the graph.

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