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Queer lives, full hearts

Three Kobo staff members with over 20 years between them discuss their LGBTQ2+ experiences then and now.

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Why Pride still matters

Samra Habib: "Pride is about daring to take up space—one of the ultimate forms of resistance. To boldly claim we exist."

My Reading Life

Annie Murphy of Schitt's Creek: playful personality that’s a little bit infectious

We spoke with Annie Murphy - who plays Alexis Rose on Schitt’s Creek - about book clubs, “Ew, David!”, and the show's final season.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Bookish Life

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 Bookish Life

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...

My Reading Life

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...

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