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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. Cafe Note B6 Slim Ruled 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jun 2020

    So pleased with this ruled notebook! It lies flat when open for writing on its so smooth paper. My fountain pens and inks love this paper. The size is so handy for my bookbag, the lighter weight is appreciated. The line spacing is great for my scribbling and jotting down notes that are not cramped. What would be cool is if the lines were blue, but that is a personal preference. These B6 Slim Ruled notebooks are wonderful!

  2. Perfecty executed B6 slim size 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2020

    Nanami paper has been the gold standard for notebooks for years, and this B6 slim size is no let down. It's the perfect size for a small bag or a solo carry, and it's the exact same quality we've all come to expect from the A5 size books.

    This is the lined version, which is nice because it is double-ruled 3.5mm, which is common in grid rulings. It is a comfortable size for a lined notebook.

    On the notebook itself - it's the best money can buy. Don't be fooled by and of the other 52 gsm Tomoe River notebooks, as I have tried them all. The stitched binding is the real deal. You can crease it and fold it to your heart's content along the spine, and the notebook lies flat from the very first page. The notebook is incredibly durable as a result, and with a cheap cover, it won't sustain any wear whatsoever while you fill it up. Show through/ ghosting is overstated by the people who take issue with it. Bleedthrough is nonexistent. Simply the best!

  3. Amazing Quality/Perfect Size 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jun 2020

    I’ve just recently discovered the B6 Slim size and I have to say that I think I finally found THEE size. This notebook is so well-made. The lay-flat binding is a must as well as the infamous Tomoe River paper (if you’re not familiar Tomoe paper is super smooth and thin). The lines aren’t too close together nor are they too far apart. Now, I just wish they had the grid version in stock!

  4. wonderful notebooks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th May 2020

    Love these notebooks!

  5. Great book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2020

    Gets daily use for journaling. Great product.

  6. Love it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2020

    Wow, the perfect notebook /does/ exist.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 :(

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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