The EveryDay Pad - Tomoe River Paper - A5 Size - 150 Sheets

$21.00 USD

Our specially crafted A5 size notepad is made of Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper, known as the best fountain pen friendly paper. Each notepad contains 150 blank sheets. This notepad is the perfect addition to our elegant wooden notepad holder.


  • Made from Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper
  • Blank paper - 150 Sheets
  • 145 x 210 mm (5,70 x 8,26 inches)
  • Includes grid and lined guides
  • Includes blotter (also can be used as a writing mat for comfortable writing)
  • Comes in a magnetic closure cardboard box.
  • Perforated pages - Staple-bound
  • Other notebook sizes are available which you can check out here

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Barrie Jones (Dewsbury, GB)
Beautiful A5 notebook

I love this notebook. The quality is superb and the presentation makes it feel really special.
Definitely recommend for pen lovers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Colette (Oegstgeest, NL)
Thin, smooth, crisp and the best for fountain pens.

As a fountain pen lover you need some different notepads to test pens and inks. I think you need Rhodia, Clairefontaine AND Tomoe River. The last one is not easy to find and if so, it's more like a thin notebook than a pad. Galen provides exactly what you need with this Every Day Pad with 52 gr. Tomoe River Paper. I would like a pad with 68 gr. paper as well. Maybe adding that, dear Galen?

Anonymous (Los Angeles, US)

What an amazing purchase. The blue cover is beautiful and quality paper really is nice to use on a daily basis. This every day pad fits my zip folio perfectly.

Jae Hong Kim (Uiwang, KR)
High quality, good paper

Good quality note for fountain pens, have a qood note cover file

Juan Pablo Jimenez Perez (Lima, PE)
The Best pad I had

I like this pad for my skeching and letters, very smooth the writting with my fountain pens.

Lauren Zalewski (Flemington, US)

I've been dying to get my hands on one of these new Galen Leather pads/notebooks as I'm a huge fan of Tomoe River paper. As expected with EVERYTHING I have ever gotten from Galen, it is fantastic! I slipped the back cover into the back flap on my A5 zippered cover and it fits GREAT....even with my Hobonichi Cousin on the other side! I use it to jot random notes for my FB group and podcasts, along with random ideas. I LOVE that the pages are perforated and the guides that come with it are a nice treat too. LOVE it!

Anna (Lincoln, US)

I’m in love. The paper is beautiful in its sheer nature and the provided guides are so helpful. My pen doesn’t bleed and glides so nicely across the paper. Hard to use anything else now ! Pencil erases from under the pen marks as well! Any writer or pen based artist’s dream pad !

Ralph Crozier (Kingston, CA)
A very fine pad for letter writing

I tried this pad to see if it would be a step up frpm the dollar store and rhodia paper I was using in my letter writing. It is not even in the same realm as those other two options! It is far and away the best fountain pen friendly paper I have used to date! I do not write a great many letters but I shall use this everyday pad for every letter till I need to get a new one!

karen preston (Basingstoke, GB)

OMG! I love this paper! Ordered a few of these. Lovely to write on.

Jen (Kamloops, CA)

You just can’t beat Tomoe River! Perfect with all my pens.

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  • 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.
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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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