Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover - Undyed Leather

$46.00 USD

This leather cover fits Galen Everyday Books, 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 soft-covered notebooks in A5 size.

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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 343 reviews
Simon L.
Very Perfect!

excellent workmanship, beautiful color, lovely leather texture

Aaron J. (Texarkana, US)
Very nice smooth finish on this cover. Amazing functionality for my two notebook one cover setup.

Each of my three slim covers is a bit different in texture. Each gives a different pleasant feel. This one came surprisingly smooth. I have a single pen sleeve that is also similar to this smooth feel. The fit is perfect for my books. I have managed to fit in a few formats. I like to put in two notebooks. Usually a larger one on the right side and a slimmer one on the left which I use for quick notes. You can fit 2 MD notebooks in this cover. Stalogy 365 and an Apica. These do fit a Mnemosyne ring easily with a small notebook. The picture of the two MD notebooks is in my CH Brown A5.
The penloop is tight for a fountain pen. You can easily just clip the clip. Zebra Sarasa clip pens are very easy to get in and out. The rubber on gel pens to catch which is to be expected.
This was my third Galen order and I find the quality and value exceptional. I highly suggest mixing your color choices.

Janette (Vienna, AT)
Functionality meets Elegance

There are slits on the upper and lower part of the cover- so no matter which notebook you use inside nothing gets damaged, because the cover bends perfectly backwards.
No fumbling around, the notebook just slides inside effortlessly.
It also fits a lot: I use Galen Leathers 200 pages Everyday Blank Notebook on one side and a Leuchtturm Jottbook on the other side. But after experiencing the tremendous writing comfort of the Everyday Notebook, I will get some of their slimmer ones to replace the Jottbook.
The penloop is a combination of leather and elastic, which accomodates different pen sizes and what surprised me the most is, that it is not in the way.
Even though the notebook has no closure, it stays perfectly shut.
There are two card slot pockets inside to store some bits and pieces.
Pure joy to use.

Petra E. (Bonn, DE)
Almost perfect!

A beautiful leather sleeve for my Elia Note Tomoe River Paper diary! The leather is thick yet supple, a wonderful green shade, and it fits Din A5 perfectly. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the loop for the pen, which will probably make writing on the last few pages al little difficult, because even if bent outwards you bump against it while writing. Nevertheless I am sure I will order another sleeve for my next diary, and maybe the loop can be left off if I ask for it.

Cavan G. (Singapore, SG)

This crazy horse brown texture gives a very nice, comfy, and OG leather-themed feel to the overall touch and cover of my notebook/journal! Colour matches the picture displayed on the website too! Will recommend to others who are interested in getting a durable, leather cover for their A5 books :)

JC (Yukon, US)
WOW! Breathless….

I’ve never really been loyal to any specific brand when it comes to leather products. I’ve tried them all (Moterm, Midori, etc)….until now. Galen is the gold standard, hands down! I was stunned at the speed with which it arrived, the packaging, the communication, and most of all the product. Just. Wow.

This leather is supple, it has been aged and loved, the craftsmanship is stunning. This fit my Hobonichi perfectly. I chose the color to compliment my Moterm apricot planner and it absolutely does. I use the word compliment because the Galen leather is the star of that show. I have included pictures so you can see the comparison.

I will only buy Galen Leather from now on. Stellar! I love your story, I love the craft and art you put into your products and I would give you 10 stars if I could. Thank you for being a breath of fresh air to do business with!

Lynsey (Melbourne, AU)
LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour

I procrastinated on this colour as I’d usually go with browns but decided to go with ocean blue and wow I’m not disappointed at all, this colour is amazing. I LOVE it.

Andrew G. (Atlanta, US)
Amazing Notebook Cover

The notebook arrived very quickly which was a bonus and the packaging everything I ordered with it was very thought through! (I bought A5 Everyday book as well)

The package came with a packet of tea (which I immediately brewed and enjoyed) and a single pen sleeve which I did not even order but was very pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. I use these to take notes with my favorite fountain pen anywhere without a worry about them. The leather is great quality and feels as good as it looks!

Cheska B. (Calgary, CA)
Love it!

I’ve been looking at the Galen Leather Slim Cover for about a year now and decided to finally buy it. Shipping was fast. I got it within a week.

The leather cover is so beautifully crafted that I’m thinking for buying another one!

It’s now the cover of my 2024 Hobonichi Cousin!

S. S. (Sechelt, CA)
Love this leather! (Crazy Horse Tan)

I ended up purchasing this cover in 3 sizes because I love the covers and this leather so much (Crazy Horse Tan). Feels and smells wonderful. Fits the notebooks that they are intended for perfectly. As always with Galen products the craftsmanship is impeccable.

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Embossed Monogram

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  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
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  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
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  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.