Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover - Undyed Leather

$41.40 USD $46.00 USD

100% Handmade in Turkey


Handmade Undyed Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover


Undyed Leather - Not covered Un-dyed leather means, nude leather, with nothing covered up - so they will have some natural range marks, scars, and other blemishes. In other words, they are not processed to make them appear perfect, like something you would get in a department store. When you get your brand new un-dyed vegetable-tanned leather good, it looks a natural color. The hide is effectively naked and so will age and darken with the sun just like your own skin. Aging will develop a rich color and patina. Sun exposure, daily handling, water, and conditioning give natural vegetable tanned leather a rustic look over time.  Read more about vegetable-tanned leather.


 6.3 x 8.6 inches (16 x 22 cm)


  • 100% vegetable tanned cow leather
  • Hand stitched using waxed polyamide thread


Made from the finest quality leather, our Handmade Undyed Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover is bound to be a timeless addition your writing practices. The slim cover is designed to fit an A5 notebook or planner and flips open effortlessly for ease of use. The cover also has 1 slot for your pen, as well as one slip pocket on the inside for other small accessories.

Compatible with:

Can also store other accessories (as pictured):

  • A pen 
  • Stamps
  • Credit Cards

*Pen and accessories are not included

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Mauricio Muciño (Ciudad Lopez Mateos, MX)
Great cover at a great price

The product has aged and coloured beautifully, the pen holder has no problem with pens such as a Pelikan M800 and Montblanc 149, You can see how mine has gotten caramel color

Ariaty Puspadewi (Tangerang, ID)

As expected, it fits my midori a5. Leather is sturdy and sitching is perfect. Other than quality, what makes this special is the leather. This is my first undyed leather product and it has unique vein that will make it age gracefully. I can’t wait to have the leather tone darkened as I use it. Using this product I feel like I’m going to start a journey, full of discovery. Package arrived quick with some complimentary items, but the quote written on the postcard is my favourite. Thank you Galen Leather!

Happy about slim A5 size and naked leather (Olympia, US)
Bring on the abuse

I wanted to wait a bit before providing pictures of how this soft cover has aged (beautifully), and in even nicer in places I've done terrible things to it like spill coffee and a drop of oil on it (!). I haven't treated it but have used 'conditioning it' as an excuse to slather my hands in lotion and then rub that into the notebook, to no ill effect!

Second, I wanted to let folks know this fits the Midori MD a5s I'm addicted to (unlined, thank you very much) perfectly. When I was shopping no one had mentioned minority md by name and I was a little nervous.

I bought a 2nd cover in green that I haven't even removed from the packaging because I like this raw leather so much! (Plus it looks better after dumping coffee on it, bonus!)

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like in a year or 3!

Jill (Pasig, PH)
My intro to the undyed world

I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I'm not exactly the type to like undyed leather, patina, ageing, etc. but I wanted to try it--it seems everyone has undyed leather notebook covers or pen cases. This Galen Leather undyed leather notebook sleeve felt like the best intro to the undyed world: it arrived raw pink and perfect and pristine, so I went ahead and used the leather balm on it. The next day, it looked like the undyed leather notebooks on Instagram! It looks amazing and feels rich, but also personal and unique since I just used my bare hands to rub in the leather balm. I think it looks like an actual journal now, of someone living. This might be my only undyed leather item but I look forward to its appearance changing with use and time. I love that when my notebook (Galen Leather A5) runs out I can replace it and still use this cover.

My experience conditioning this cover was a little hilarious. I also bought the Galen Leather balm, which was nice and odorless and arrived in one piece even after traveling in the Philippine heat. I think in some parts of the cover the balm I put was too thick, because it did not dry as quickly. The balm also went into the stitching, which at first bothered me. Sometimes I still see the whiter marks over my cover which might have been because of the balm. Also, on the inside, the first page of my notebook that touches the leather pocket got white marks (that I could remove).

Helen (London, GB)
Love the undyed leather

Lovely simple cover, looking forward to seeing it age, using this to cover my work notebook and it’s ideal

Nicole Doane (Las Vegas, US)
Slim and Simple

If you are looking for simple an functional without all the frills, this cover is exactly that! There are no bells and whistles, just a beautifully crafted and perfectly executed cover that appeals to everyone!

R Zhong (Rockville, US)
Nice sturdy journal cover

I got this as a cover for a Clairefontaine Deco slim journal I use for work, and it fits the notebook well. I like the pen loop and it's got a nice thick feel when I write on it, like I have my very own desk blotter. Order shipped decently fast with tracking.

Nitin Gupta (Canberra, AU)
Excellent product

I absolutely love this product. Initially I was very hesitant to get an undyed leather version of the notebook cover, because the product did not look as nice on a screen. But in real life it is lovely. I applied the Galen leather balm generously, and the cover is starting to darken ever so slightly. I look forward to seeing it develop character over the years. The softness of the cover is very nice and it seems to be very sturdy - soft yet strong!! Perfect combination and a great analogy for character!!

I am already awaiting my second order from Galen and this will surely not be the last.

Happy about slim A5 size and naked leather (Olympia, US)

Whoops, I wrote my (glowing) review for the wrong size notebook. I still love the leather, etc, but the A*6* size is what I purchased and perfectly fits the Midori MDs.

R. S. (Aschaffenburg, DE)
Love the undyed Leather

This leather is very soft, it's my very first undyed leather and I love the minimal look of it. Have to purchase the other sizes too.

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.
  • Brazil: Due to high taxes, we suggest to use a redirecting service like Regarding redirecting services, I've been using fishisfast.com
  • Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
  • 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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