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Coaching Black students across the finish line

As if high school didn’t have enough challenges to overcome, a report released by Toronto's York University revealed what many have known for decades: the system puts Black students at a disadvantage.In addition to juggling classes and extracurriculars, Black students are forced to navigate a system that is...

Author Interviews

What Samra Habib has been reading

Samra Habib is a photographer and author of We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir, which was named by CBC Canada Reads as a book every Canadian should read. What are you reading now? I have about five books on the go: Breasts and Eggs by...

New & Hot Reads

31 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out February 23 - March 1

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowIt’s one thing to intellectually grasp that race is a socially-constructed concept. It’s quite another to grow up with a different racial identity for yourself than what society automatically...

Author Interviews

What Bryan Washington is reading

Bryan Washington is a writer's writer -- and he's just getting started. He burst into the literary spotlight in 2019 with his short story collection Lot. His debut novel Memorial was published to widespread acclaim in 2020.What are you reading now? My Brilliant Life by Ae-ran Kim and...

New & Hot Reads

30 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out February 16 - 22

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowIn The Echo Wife Sarah Gailey takes the now-ubiquitous domestic thriller and gives it a sci-fi twist. For anyone who’s wondered if it counts as cheating if you have...

Products and Features

New features and fixes in Kobo apps and eReaders

Check out our first set of updates for 2021!A quick look at what’s new: Discover your next read with Kobo Plus on iOS We made it easier for our Canadian customers to browse and discover Kobo Plus eBooks! You can now browse through the hundreds of thousands of...

The Bookish Life

Regency romance series to fall in love with after Bridgerton

After Simon & Daphne find happily ever after (HEA), start a new affair with one of these Regency romance seriesThe Bridgerton series on Netflix, based on the books by Julia Quinn, amassed a huge following among romance readers and non-readers alike. The lush scenery, societal intrigue, and achingly...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Julia Quinn wants to write happy endings as much as we want to read them

In this final episode of Season 3 of Kobo in Conversation, we spoke with Julia Quinn, author of the Bridgerton series of Regency romance novels. She told us about what it was like to see her characters come to life on-screen, and we asked her whether we'll eventually...

The Bookish Life

How a Kobo eReader changed one reader's life for the better in 2020

"Last year was a crazy year, but the pandemic really helped me remember my happy place."To say 2020 was full of surprises would be a massive, massive understatement. But despite it all, we're happy to report there was a still a silver lining to be found — reading...

New & Hot Reads

30 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out February 9 - 15

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowReaders don’t turn to Elizabeth Kolbert for a feel-good story. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author can be relied upon to look with a cool gaze at the ugly reality of...

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