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Cafe Note B6 Slim - Ruled

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Nanami's Cafe Note in "B6 Slim" has arrived! This is the 7mm Rule version.

Sometimes it is available on Amazon Prime.

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?

To that end, 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.

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 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)
  • Coated-paper cover
  • White Tomoe  River 52gsm paper
  • 7mm light gray rule
  • Comes with pink blotter sheet


* "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 want from a daily use notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jun 2021

    This will be my second- I can’t speak more highly of this notebook- I love the thin paper, I know that not everyone will. But the ultra user-friendly size and sheer amount of pages shoved in here are what really sold me. Usually need a new notebook every couple of months- I’ve had this one since November and I am only now replacing it in June.

  2. Love this notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2021

    Love this notebook. It is a great size for everyday carry. The paper is great quality and i really like that the lones are not too obtrusive. I plan to purchase again.

  3. perfect notebook! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2020

    I am so in love with these little notebooks! I just ordered a couple more so that I will always have them on hand. First, the size- B6 slim is just perfect for me, feels "just right" in my hand. Portable yet my larger writing and preference for bolder pen nibs isn't too much. Second, the paper- I just love Tomoe River paper. The way my ink looks on the page, the crinkle it makes when used, the way it takes to inks, watercolors... Mmmm. Perfect! These notebooks are bound well and have sturdy covers which look elegant and allow you to make them yours. The price is great for how long a book will last you. I even like that they are often easily available on Amazon, although it was super fast ordering them right from Nanami Paper.
    Perfect, perfect notebook! Can't wait to try the grid version!

  4. Perfect size for every day note taking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Nov 2020

    The B6 cafe notebook is perfect size for throwing into a bag or a pocket and taking it everywhere. This is my third lined version. Its one of those etheral objects you stumble upon -- it just 'feels right'. The size. The binding. The paper. I'm a huge fan.

  5. Saving It to Stare At 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2020

    This one I am keeping on a shelf to admire, not to write in or mar in any way (I have another half filled to carry with me everywhere and a Seven Seas Writer to use at my desk). Aah, and Tomoe River paper makes writing a joy. Excellent Nanami.

  6. Wonderfully handy notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Nov 2020

    I love my Nanami Writer in the A5 size, but Cafe's B6 size makes it so easy to write while holding the notebook in my hand. The high-quality sewn binding allow me to bend the cover back, making it even handier. And so many pages!

  7. perfect object 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Nov 2020

    This is my third Nanami notebook. The design is so perfectly beautiful, I will keep this one on display and not write in it!

  8. YES 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2020

    very nice notebook.
    Thank you.

  9. Quality notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Oct 2020

    I like everything about this notebook: the soft but rugged cover; the Tomoe River paper; the overall construction; and the ruling. The 7mm rule is perfect for my handwriting. The line color is light and disappears into the background on a written page. My only wish is that the B6 version becomes available with cream-colored paper.

  10. Nice, sturdy notebook with lots of pages 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Sep 2020

    There's a lot to like about this notebook. It's small-ish but has tons of pages, and there's not much feathering or bleed through. Also, it lies flat. That's a big plus for me. So far, I'm impressed.

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