Our Company

Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 4 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. It is our mission to empower booklovers to read more – because we believe reading makes the world a better place. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience, offering one of the world's largest catalogues with millions of titles, award-winning eReaders and top-ranking apps. Kobo is owned by eCommerce company Rakuten Inc.

Open Platform

Kobo believes people should be able to read on their terms. Our open platform, which supports the most popular formats, including EPUB, EPUB3 and PDF, allows readers to buy and read digital content from a variety of sources.

Diverse and Extensive Content

Kobo offers one of the world’s largest eBookstores with millions of titles across 77 languages. From bestsellers to self-published works, magazines to colourful kids’ titles, there's something to suit any taste.

Award-Winning Devices

Kobo eReaders are easy to use and feature a book-like E-Ink screen that reads like print on paper. They offer a truly customizable reading experience with adjustable fonts and margins and allow for reading with ease in direct sunlight or in darkness with the built-in ComfortLight feature.

Top-Rated Reading App

With the free Kobo App, access Kobo’s 24/7 eBookstore and read on your tablet, smartphone or desktop. You can switch between your Kobo eReader and other devices easily and never lose your spot with the synced bookmarks feature.

Global Strength, Local Experience

Kobo is committed to working with publishers, authors and booksellers to advance the transformation of books from print to digital. Kobo provides its world-class digital reading experience to millions of Readers around the world through Kobo.com and its bookseller and retail partner network, represented by thousands of locations around the world.