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Finding community through reading together

Book clubs are still among the best ways to form a community around the written word. Here are five incredible book clubs from across Canada.

Foiling fake news: why the world needs reading

How can we learn to practice empathy, think critically, and build community, all in the name of keeping fake news from spreading? One answer: books.

Kobo recommends: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Women Talking by Miriam Toews is an integral addition to the conversation around women’s rights and community support.

Why a supportive community has been vital for my mental health

As someone who has suffered from anxiety and depression, I’ve learned that surrounding myself with people who are supportive is vital to my success.

10 must-read diverse sci-fi and fantasy novels

Science fiction and fantasy novels offer us a glimpse of far-future and magical worlds. Here are ten diverse sci-fi and fantasy novels you should read.

The new voice of Cindy Lou Who and her favourite books

The new voice of Cindy Lou Who in the latest animated version of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch is none other than rising star Cameron Seely, that’s whoThe Grinch, the beloved tale of how kindness can make even the biggest of curmudgeons’ heart swell, is an evergreen classic that...

Portrait of a Reader: Yovanka McBean

Welcome back to Portrait of a Reader - our monthly series where we delve into the reading lives of our customers, their stories, and book recommendations. Meet Yovanka McBean - she's an avid runner, history buff, and a passionate reader - so much so, she told us she...

12 audiobooks to make you LOL on the subway

Commuting on the subway (or even by car) doesn't usually lead to laughter or mirth. These twelve audiobooks are here to change all that by making you laugh so hard your fellow commuters will wonder what you're listening to. From celebrity musings to dark comedy to science, there’s...

Introducing – Portrait of a Reader

Happy 2019! We’re especially excited about the new year because we’ve hit a huge milestone – this is our 10th anniversary, and we’re celebrating it by celebrating you – our readers, whom we are so proud to serve. Ten years ago, Kobo might have seemed like the longest...

From words to action: the #MeToo movement in books

The #MeToo movement took the world by storm in 2018. This list recommends books that will educate, spark discussion, and most importantly, inspire action.

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