Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover - Crazy Horse Brown

$46.00 USD

Color: C.H. Brown

Compatible Notebooks | Other Colors | Other Sizes

This leather cover is compatible with the following notebooks: Galen Everyday Notebook, Stalogy 365, Life A5, Apica CD A5, Logical Prime A5, Midori MD A5, Hobonichi Cousin A5, Kleid A5, Yamamoto A5, Nanami A5, Galen Leather notebooks A5, and all softcover notebooks in A5 size.

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100% Handmade in Turkey


Handmade Crazy Horse Brown Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover


Crazy Horse Brown / Distressed

The distressed brown color shows various brown undertones, including tan, mocha, and hickory. Crazy Horse is a very soft and less processed type of leather, it ages and softens quicker than regular leather and has a finish that feels like suede. For this reason, scratches may occur on the leather over time, depending on use. This condition is a highly sought-after feature for some leather lovers called patina. If you think these scratches will make you unhappy, we recommend that you look at our polished leather products. Read more about our leather options.


Our Handmade Leather Slim A5 Notebook Cover is the perfect way to store your daily essentials for business, study, or personal use. This simple leather case is functional, stylish, and does not have any attachments. Throughout our experience, we have learned what designs work and what designs don’t. This simple cover doesn’t have the functional risks that a more complex design may have. It keeps your notebooks and favorite pen safe and secure, preventing them from scattering in your bag.


  • The elastic pen holder has a semi-leather/semi-elastic design. The elastic wraps the pen while a piece of leather is visible from the outside, giving you a secure but aesthetic design. Writing utensils of different thicknesses fit the pen holder, even the MB 149.
  • When you place the notebook in the case, the piece of leather that comes under the cover is the same size as the notebook. Therefore, there is no difference in elevation on the surface while writing, and you can always write on a flat surface.
  • When the notebook is in the sheath, it does not make a full opening pot thanks to the stretches on the underside of the cover.
  • Two separate slots for a pen, card, paper, or ephemera.

Dimensions and Compatibility:

  • Outside Dimension - 16 x 22 cm (6.3 x 8.6 inches)
  • A5 softcover notebooks (hardcover notebooks may not fit as they protrude). Show all compatible notebooks.
  • Galen Everyday Notebook, Stalogy 365, Life A5, Apica CD A5, Logical Prime A5, Midori MD A5, Hobonichi Cousin A5, Kleid A5, Yamamoto A5, Nanami A5, Galen Leather notebooks A5, and all softcover notebooks in A5 size.


  • 100% vegetable tanned cow leather - Full Grain
  • In order to make the case more elegant and lighter, the leather used in this product has been thinned, and its surface is full-grain leather.
  • Cotton elastic


If this cover doesn’t suit your style, no problem. You can look at our zippered folios or traveler's notebooks as more secure options that also fit many notebooks.

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Complement this cover with one of our notebooks , many of which are made of Japanese paper or with a stylish fountain pen.


Handmade in Turkey


Your leather cover will arrive in a cardboard box with a maker certificate. Learn more about our signature packaging here.

**The accessories in the picture are not included, the case is the only product included.

Customer Reviews

Based on 167 reviews
Wesley Robertson (Telford, US)
Absolutely gorgeous

I got a personalized cover a couple of weeks ago and I’m loving it. It feels incredible and looks beautiful, it’s a great size, and the pen loop holds most pens comfortably. I’m excited to use this for years to come!

Paula Bersdorf (Hamburg, DE)
Good product

It took me a long time to choose the color I liked most before ordering. In the end I went with the green one. But I was disappointed when it arrived, because the green is almost a dark black. Only in the inside on the rough side of the leather one can see it’s originally green. I will get used to it anyway, because the cover fits well and is very sturdy. Additionally, it can’t get any darker 🙂

Salvador Luque García (Jerez de la Frontera, ES)
The covers are magnificent,

The covers are magnificent, as, in my opinion, all the material they make at Galen Leather. As you can see I have three and I can't get enough of them and I want to have more. Thanks guys for your work

Cynthia Swain (Minneapolis, US)
So beautiful!

This is for the Forest Green A5 slim notebook cover. My pictures here in gray, cloudy Minnesota don’t do justice for how beautiful this cover is. The color of mine is true to the pictures in the store website for the Forest green, I just cannot capture it with my available light. It holds my Clairefontaine A5 notebook perfectly. The notebook, for reference, is 96 sheets which makes 192 pages. It was easy to get the notebook in and out and it opens and lays flat very nicely for a smooth writing experience. I love that beautiful leather smell as well. I am so very happy with my purchase, and sending a big thank you to Yusuf who made this cover, as well to Yunus, and the entire Galen Leather team. Thank you for the extra treats as well that come with every purchase.

AJ (Queanbeyan, AU)
Blown away!!

Amazing quality. What you receive and unbox is an experience in itself (lots of goodies), and that is before you even get to the notebook cover!
Expertly crafted to perfection....and smells amazing!!
Stop looking at all the reviews and videos on Galen Leather products (like I did) and do yourself a favour, just dive in and buy it! You won't be disappointed!

Royce (Chiyoda-ku, JP)
Looks stylish and antique

Very nice green color and some scratches look natural and antique. Good with Midori note. Also thanks for the pen case and it was unexpected Christmas present for myself.

Laura (Mexico City, MX)
Crazy Horse Brown

I can’t explain how perfect this cover is. It’s light and the color is lovely (as the smell). Also, if you don’t use the pen loop you can attach a charm. I love this leather and the love they put on the details. Thank you soooo much.

Colette (Oegstgeest, NL)
The best upgrade for every notebook, a musthave!

This cover is perfect. It is soft and well stitched and snug. I love Japanese paper and the Midori A5 notebook is a wonderful notebook with a dull cover. This Galen Leather cover is a match made in heaven. The pen in the penholder is the Esterbrook Estie Ebony and it's a gurthy big pen. The lovely sticker was on the paper band around the cover with a beautiful mission statement. I put the sticker in the notebook, becausse that is what fans do. ;)

S.H. (Namyangju, KR)
Green is awesome!

Ease to open and close. Very nice color!

Cote Caceres (Tarpon Springs, US)

This is the 7th item I buy from this store and it is just perfection. The color is exactly like the pictures, and it's so soft. I also love the little pouches where they send coffee and tea. They are perfect for cable organization. Also the box where everything comes in is so sturdy and well done. I have them all, I can't throw them away they are beautiful. Everything about this store is amazing. I have been a customer for 5 years and this definitely won't be my last purchase.

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.