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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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Great Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2020

    I really think this notebook is near perfect. The size of the book and the quality paper is great. The only issue I have is that the cover will leave red marks on paper or light surfaces. Other than that, I love it all.

  8. csfe notes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Sep 2020

    super product super paper!

  9. Excellent paper, strong cover 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Sep 2020

    I love this notebook firstly for its binding and how tightly the tomoe river paper is secured. The TRP is excellent quality. The combination of this binding while still laying flat is why I will keep purchasing! Additionally, I have not found a similar feel to this notebook’s cover. The cover is rigid but pliable - almost like a hardcover, but flexible enough to bend in your hands.

  10. Bookin!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Aug 2020

    I've purchased a B6 slim before. It's perfect for all my different needs. I decided to order another one. They are perfect and I will definitely be ordering another soon.

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