The EveryDay Book - Tomoe River Paper - Set of 3 - B5 Size

$37.00 USD

Introducing our new fountain pen ready paper travel notebooks. These are perfect as standalone travel notebooks for recording all your special memories and ideas, or as refills for our best selling Journal Covers.

Our specially crafted B5 size notebook refills are made of Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper, known as the best fountain pen friendly paper. Each notebook is hand-bound and contains 128 pages.


  • Set of 3 - Blank paper - 64 sheets (128 pages)
  • Hand-bound from TomoeRiver 52 gsm white paper
  • Includes grid and lined guides
  • Includes blotter (also can be used as a writing mat for comfortable writing)
  • Comes with a zippered canvas bag
  • 190 x 250 mm (7,48 x 9,84 inches)
  • Fits in the B5 size Traveler's Notebook and our B5 size notebook covers
  • Other available sizes include B5, B6, B7, A5 pad, passport, pocket and A5 size.

Tomoe River Paper

The 52gsm paper is incredibly thin, and very fountain pen friendly. This paper shows off the sheen and shimmer in inks unlike any other paper can do.

Our Tomoe River paper is the same Tomoe River paper that's used in the Hobonichi Techo. We use the same 52 gsm paper as the Hobonichi.

Fountain pen enthusiasts who favor shading ink, those that create subtle color gradations as ink is laid on the paper, will appreciate how the paper shows off subtle color variations. Sheening inks also perform well as pools of color will sit on the surface of the paper and when dry will create the reflective look so many fountain pen users love. It’s important to be patient and let the paper fully dry to prevent smudging, especially when using sheening or metallic inks. Click here to read our blog post about Tomoe River Paper

Tomoe River Paper Writing Samples

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For the guide sheets, thanks to the Well-Appointed Desk.For the images, thanks to the @writetomeoften.

B5 Size

Known as Extra Large and Composition size. This size is in between A4 and A5 and makes for a perfect everyday notebook – they are not too big to carry around but allow you plenty of space if you prefer to finish your notes/tasks all on one page.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Mete Öztürk (Istanbul, TR)
Çok iyi defter

Tam istediğim büyüklükte, sayfalar zaten tomeo river, dikiş çok kaliteli, kılavuz her bir deftere konmuş, deri kurutma ve yumuşak yazma imkanı sağlıyor. Galen sürekli kendini geliştiriyor. Tebrik ederim.

David Schneider (Montreal, CA)

I love B5 size and the Tomoe River paper is perfect for writing an sketching. Simple; would not change a thing.

Gia Ciambotti (Los Angeles, US)
Love this size!

I waited so long for these to be stocked, and now that I've got my hands on them they've become my favorite. Galen Leather does things right, these are no exception, the quality, the attention to detail, even the color! So fabulous. These are now my go to journals. I even waited for nearly a year for the leather zip folio of this size to come out. So Glad you cater to those of us who love the B5/composition size! Thank you Galen Leather.

Carol Cavallaro (Lawrence, US)
Great size

Very glad Galen offers this size as I love to sketch on a bigger scale with my fountain pens

Martin Cumming
Excellent for longer working tasks

TR paper is great so that's an instant pro for these books. B5 is big but more compact than A4 which can be unwieldy at times, I use it when planning games as the wider pages compared to A5 give me more room for writing out stat blocks or working in columns. Not used these yet as I'm almost done with a previous book but the bindings look great as with the other Galen everyday notebooks.

Janine David (Portland, US)
I love this paper.

Nothing shows off ink sheen or shading like original tomoe river. So smooth. So beautiful for fountain pens. There’s ghosting but never bleeding, and you can still read both sides of the page. I love that Galen has B5 size. It’s my favorite paper size.

Russell T. (Istanbul, TR)
I love it!

I love it! Love my 10 slot A5 zipper pen case with the 400pg Tome River
lay flat notebook my wife got me for Christmas too!

Tediem (Los Angeles, US)
Paper Perfection

Love the color. the paper. Amazing how it's so nice to write on. I will keep ordering.

Mark Taber (Roseville, US)
Spoiled me for any other

Beautiful covers, sewn binding, and the classic Tomoe River paper, all in my favorite notebook size: B5. The lined and gridded guide inserts were a welcome addition as well. Even the beautiful box they came in is too handsome to throw away. Galen Leather has mightily impressed me. Now...I’m going to buy one of their B5 Leuchtturm leather notebook covers.

Iris (Berlin, DE)
this is the jotter I was looking for

I was searching for large jotters made of Tomoe River paper for a very long time, but couldn't find any in A4. These are the largest available, B5 is a good compromise.

They are well made. The cover is sturdy enough, the pages are thoroughly sewn together. The only thing I don't like is the very large and golden advertising on the cover, i.e., the company name and so forth. This can be forgiven easily, though, since Galen is a leather company and you're supposed to put the jotter in one of their covers. I don't, but since I individually bind my books anyway, this is not a problem at all.

The blotting paper they send along actually isn't paper, but a sheet of soft leather. That makes these books even better! It's a gorgeous tool, since it does not only serve as a blotter, but also as a pad when writing. Very handy for that very thin paper!

I'm overly satisfied and re-ordered two packs of three, in order to always have them at hand.

Most of the items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 2-3 weeks to dispatch. Out of stock items mean, not in the production cycle and generally re-stocking in 2-3 weeks. You can subscribe to the in-stock notification on the product page. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!


  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days. Plus production times.

  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA.
  • European Union : New rules after 1 July 2021; we charged VAT for orders up to 150€. It means no hidden or extra customs  fees during the delivery. Orders more than 150€ subject to customs same as before. 
  • UK : Orders are subject to VAT. Around %20 percent. + courier fees.
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  • Shipping fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. See your checkout for shipping options. As an example, a small journal's shipping fee starts at US$9.80.
  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • Items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items. We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.


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