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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. Great portable notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2020

    I’ve been a fan of Nanami Paper for years now, when I saw the B6 slim was available I ordered several for friends and family. The smooth paper allows you to write at ease with any type of pen. I myself use fountain pens and it’s quite lovely, I recommend this notebook to everyone. My only wish is that B6 regular size comes to existence sometime in the future.

  2. Love this simple Notebook! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2020

    I got this to use as my 2020 Journal. The paper is the TR Paper so it's very lightweight so I can carry this around without any bulk. The lines are spaced enough for me where I can write comfortably. I definitely recommend and I will be buying these to use as my future journals. I would note if you get one do get the plastic cover. I didn't but will be ordering one the next time I order cause I carry it in my handbag and the corner got bent :(

  3. Perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2020

    The paper is incredible. I can't stop marveling at how seemingly delicate it is, how smooth, how refined. There is absolutely nothing like it. And now to get it in this size is wonderful. I have many Writers, but this book is so convenient! I think like many of us I type more than I write, but I have so many fountain pens that I look more and more for opportunities to write by hand, and there's no where I'd rather write than in a Nanami note book.

  4. Best Tomoe River books on the market 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2020

    I love Nanami Paper B6 slim books. They are the perfect size with the perfect paper. This is my 3rd book from them in this size, and as always it's amazing.

  5. Perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2020

    Beautiful light weight, portable notebook with luxurious paper!

  6. Dec 2019 (V2) version is better than original version! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Dec 2019

    Thanks, Nanami team! I love the subtle improvement you guys made to the original Cafe Note B6 Ruled! This V2 version -- or Dec 2019 version, whatever the official name -- has gray instead of blue lines, which is a nice change IMO. The gray seems to get out of the way better than the blue did, and it just hits a more neutral note to me. Thank you! Everything else seems the same, except the logo on the box and maybe a slight change in the cover texture.

    I'm just wondering why you haven't changed the name to "V2" yet on the order page, since this is definitely the second gen version? Anyway, it's 5 stars like before, but now even slightly better IMO. Keep up the great work!

    Now we need the Cafe Note A6 and Studio Note A5 back in stock! :D

  7. needed something a little bigger than my Weeks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2019

    A few weeks ago I went on a hunt for something comparable to the Hobonichi Weeks, but with more flexibility. I had been in my hobonichi weeks since the beginning of the year but coming from BuJo-ing I found that while I loved the size of the Weeks and was obsessed with the paper (I was a newbie to Tomoe River and using a fountain pen) it was just too constricting and I was only using the grid in the back anyway. After searching for forever on instagram under b6slim and Tomoe River- I found Nanami paper. I really love my Cafe Note Grid. It's just so lovely and minimal and still small enough to put in my TN b6slim Sojourner.

    Also, I screwed up the ordering itself (

  8. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Feb 2019

    I ordered my first two of these a year ago when there was no stock of "The Writer." I was skeptical of the claim that the A5 size sometimes felt a little large, but I wanted the Tomoe River paper and liked the 7mm rule, so I ordered . . . and fell in love with the size, quality, and utility of these notebooks. For me, they are perfect. The construction is superb and the sleeve keeps the book "in form," if you will. I filled my original Cafe notebook with a project and gave the second book to my son when he went travelling. I have just ordered two more and am excited about putting them to use.

  9. The Highest Quality Notebook Around 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2019

    I was actually looking for a full B6 size Tomoe River paper notebook, and I caved and bought one of these instead. I even found the elusize B6 size, but then I picked up one of my Seven Seas Writers and knew I had to get a Cafe Note instead. The binding of these notebooks is absolutely incredible, it allows the book to lay flat but it’s also super strong so these notebooks will last forever. Of course the paper quality is insane-I can’t journal on anything but Tomoe River paper anymore, it’s way too amazing for fountain pens. It takes all nib sizes no matter how broad, and all inks no matter how wet. If you’re thinking about it, this is the best notebook you can get, and it’s a great value for the amount of quality paper you get.

  10. Stellar, Perfect B6 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2019

    This is a perfectly made B6 notebook. That simple.
    I love the Writer, but The B6 Slim is great as well and there is nothing I would change about this notebook.

    The Build is sturdy: it holds up over time and use.
    The functionality is optimal lying flat with the best paper on the market. The Blue Dotted lines are great and I love the White Paper.
    The blank cover compliments the elegance beautifully welcoming an individual and personal feel no other notebook gives.

    I like how it is slimmer for better portability while still providing 384 pages!

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