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Cafe Note B6 Slim v2 - 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-blue 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 quality notebook. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2018

    Many have imitated your product but nothing compares to the quality of the binding that you present. 6 - 8 months of everyday use and it doesn’t fall apart. Even the cover which doesn’t appear to be durable is a winner, with only minor scratches showing up near the top and bottom of the spine. Keep doing what you are doing.

  2. perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2018

    This is the perfect size to fit into my B6 traveler's notebook . I use it for journaling on the go. Tomoe river paper will always be my favorite.

  3. A more portable Writer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2018

    I love my Seven Seas Writer, but sometimes it's too much to carry around.

    The B6 is a great balance between size and writing space, and the paper quantity optimizes the available usage while retaining a light weight and slimness for even easier portability. This little notebook has 384 pages!! Unreal.

    The Tomoe River Paper provides the highest quality writing experience for fountain pens and anything else I use in the notebook (I love using Gelly Rolls 08's and my Parker.Jotter-Easyflow9000 with this as well). Nothing I've used comes close.

    The Cafe has been a wonderful companion with me to seminars, on the go writing, cafe's (lol, no joke), and anywhere else I need to go.

    It is simply made with the highest standards, is very durable, and more than I could have ever expected, as the Writer is as well.

    Along with my Writer it is simply a must have with a back up for when I'm finished.

  4. The best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2018

    No really, the best notebook. The perfect size, that great binding, there isn't anything wrong about this notebook. I have written in one of these every day for two years now. The old one is a wonderful crinkled, scratched bulging mess and this new one looks so pristine that I may have to scribble on the front page just to" ruin" it so that I can bear to write on it.

  5. A Writer's Perfect Companion 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2018

    I am a freelance writer and novelist. The dining room table is my desk. Then again, I also write in coffee shops, malls and on park benches. Cafe Note B6 Slim is the ideal size for writing away from home. The notebook fits perfectly in my leather notebook cover. Best of all, the paper is kind to my fountain pens. I like everything about this notebook.

  6. Best paper: Tomoe River 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Apr 2018

    It is an excellent notebook. The B6 slim size is my favorite. It was very well packaged and arrived in 4 days. I highly recommend this notebook and its company.

  7. Sweet little notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2018

    I really like this notebook. The B6 slim size is just about right for carrying around on a daily basis - not too big, not too small. This notebook is nice and chunky - lots of pages, so even though it's relatively small, it won't get filled up too fast. Getting this notebook also gave me an excuse to order another notebook cover! But even keeping it simple with it's own card stock cover is nice too. I ordered the lined version and I look forward to trying the graph next.

  8. Quality, unique product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2018

    I love this notebook. I was worried that 7mm lines were going to be too big, but I’m very happy with the ruling. It looks closer to 5mm to me. The price is great. I’m impressed by how slim and sleek the notebook is despite having SO many pages. The paper is smooth and lovely. I’m completely satisfied and will probably purchase another way before I actually need it :x

  9. very much thrilled 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2018

    My best notebook so far. It lays downflat, has the best available paper for fountain pen, slim B6 format is my favorite, finish is top notch. Even the price is better than other TR notebooks, along with the Kokuyo Idea (also sold by Nanami) which unfortunately has a less attractive cover.
    If i could only suggest an index and numbered pages? Then it would possibly be too perfect.
    Also many thanks for the promptness of the shipping. Order arrived within 5 days in Switzerland.That is as fast as it can get.

  10. What's Not To Love about the B6 Cafe Notes? 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

    Well, actually, if there had been one without lines or a grid, I would love it even more. My new one is still traveling in its nice cream cover but that will not last once it's in more active use. Should it be for poetry or a nature journal? I like to use watercolor in a nature journal which may not work so poetry, It is so handy that it may be an everything notebook. Unlike James Bond, I will not be tracking down any nasty characters, but I'm sure this notebook will hold all the essential things I need. I'm thinking of getting another one as a gift for a minister's ordination.

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