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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. EXACTLY what I was looking for 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jun 2020

    I have been looking for the perfect notebook for a while now and this one checks all the boxes for me; perfect size (I LOVE the slim B6 size), grid pages (everything is always dot grid), AND a smaller grid which I personally love. Quality paper that no matter what you write with it feels beautiful, and the pages are a brighter, more neutral white than moleskine and many other brands. Thank you <3

  2. Absolutely Amazing!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2020

    Ibought one a few months ago. I loved it. The second week I order another one. Waiting for the restock so I can order 3 more. I love these. They fit my cover perfectly.

  3. Perfection!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2020

    I absolutely love this notebook. I have purchased this notebook repeatedly over the past year to use as a planner and journal. The size, durability, and paper quality is exactly what I was searching for.

  4. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2020

    I love these books. I use this one daily. Can’t beat Tomoe River paper!

  5. whats not to love 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Apr 2020

    As always, excellent customer svc, excellent product, excellent everything...i have never had even the slightest hiccup with anything related to this company or any of the tomoe river notebooks i have purchased over the years

  6. Absolutely love this notebook! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2020

    This is a fantastically sized, super high quality notebook and I love it to bits. The graph is nice, if a little dark, but it's not too intrusive overall. This is definitely a notebook I would order again!

  7. AMAZING 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Apr 2020

    I bought a back up as I'm half way done with my original B6 Slim. I am so glad that the 3 blocks at the bottom and the larges block on the top left of the pages were removed. This iteration is PERFECTION.

  8. Absolutely perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2020

    Cafe' Note is exactly what I've have been wanting. The shipment was was quick and the pages feel great! I love it!

  9. The best Bullet Journal notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2020

    This notebook is an absolute dream for a bullet journaler. The grid is smaller than the normal 5mm which means that you can fit the same amount of information as an A5 notebook! The B6 slim size fits perfectly in the hand, and with it being taller than the A6 size, it works with Hobonichi Weeks stickers. I am on my 3rd one of these notebooks and can't see using a different one for the foreseeable future.

  10. A size that has torn me apart. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2020

    When I first discovered Nanami's Cafe, I eagerly purchased the A6 grid book, I found this one ideal.

    However, about a year later, I saw the 2020 schedule book photographed with the B6 slim, and bought it based on looks, yes, looks alone.

    I later started writing in it, and wow, I do prefer the B6 slim over the A6.

    I'm torn apart by which size I like more, the A6, or B6 slim

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