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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. Great Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2021

    I absolutely loved this notebook the quality and size a perfect will definitely be ordering more.

  2. I love the small grid 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2021

    I love the small grid because I write very small and my pages look very full. It's as thin as Tomoe River paper but the paper isn't as white as regular paper so it looks a bit darker. However, I prefer the size and weight of the notebook over Stalogy's B6 size.

  3. Amazed! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jun 2021

    This was my first order from Nanami and I am impressed. I absolutely love this little guy and will definitely be buying more!

  4. Right Size and pages 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jun 2021

    This is my 2nd purchase, what can I say? I just love this notebook with old TRP.

  5. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2021

    Perfect paper, perfect size notebook. I wish I had found it sooner.

  6. favorite notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jun 2021

    Probably the best notebook I've had. With the cheap cover, it's a great day-to-day notebook and is small enough to take anywhere. Paper has always been high quality.

  7. My Favorite Journaling Notebook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2021

    This is my favorite notebook for my journaling. The paper is dreamy with fountain pens and even a bit of water color. The size is perfect to slip in my purse, with enough pages that it doesn’t fill up too quickly.

  8. Planner Peace 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2021

    I have spent so many years seeking planner peace, thank you for allowing me to have the space that is unique to just me, now I create my own planner peace!

  9. best little tomoe river out there! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2021

    Such a good size. Lots of pages. Perfect for bullet journaling or any kind of journaling. The best paper for fountain pens.

  10. Total Delight 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2021

    B6 slim in Tomoe River paper is just the perfect size and weight for portability, yet still gives plenty of space per day for a year + a bit (if you wanted to use it that way).
    The paper color is white, the grid is the perfect shade and size, and covers the complete page.
    The cover has a lovely linen finish and is sturdy enough to leave on its own, but thin enough to slip into the cover of your choice.
    It's not often I find a product that ticks every box for my very picky self, but this one does!

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