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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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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...

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Erin Kleinberg and Stacie Brockman: two invaluable sides of the same coin

"Follow The Reader" is our series featuring unconventional leaders and trailblazers. This month: the creative duo behind Métier Creative. Erin Kleinberg and Stacie Brockman go way back, and it shows. The duo, co-founders of the successful branding and advertising agency Métier Creative, first became close at COVETEUR, a...

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The best books I read in 2018

Nathan Maharaj is Rakuten Kobo’s Senior Director of Merchandising and Content Sales, and (it goes without saying), an avid booklover. When one needs a new reading recommendation or wants to discuss the latest bestseller, Nathan is one of the people we turn to. After a whirlwind year of...

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Hockey superstar Auston Matthews' top reads

Will Auston Matthews eventually move from the ice to the page? Photo Credit: Rene Johnston via Toronto Star There might come a day when Auston Matthews will earn a nickname as iconic as Black Mamba. Thus far, sportswriters and their talking head counterparts have been flummoxed coining a...

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The life and travels of an avid book collector

We followed a book collector this year to Hay, the famous town in Wales, which grows three times its size during the annual Hay-On-Wye Festival.

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Gillian Murphy: podcaster, minimalist, bookworm

Photo Credit: Ted Belton After the sudden passing of a friend, Gillian Murphy decided to switch gears and live life without regret. Remembering a trip to the Philippines where she had fallen in love with a farm, Gillian packed up her life in the city, ventured up...

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Book review of Lisa Gabriele’s The Winters

Editor’s Note: Mrs. Danvers is a character from Daphne du Maurier’s beloved novel, Rebecca, the story that inspired The Winters. However, she did not make it into the modern retelling, and, needless to say, she is not pleased. All opinions expressed in this book review are hers and...

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Portrait of a listener: DJ Josephine Cruz

Photo credit: Ted Belton Meet Josephine Cruz (better known as, DJ JAYEMKAYEM). You feel her presence when she walks into a room: self-assured, full of wisdom, and like you’re about to catch up with an old friend. When she’s not travelling the world, Josephine is creating sets...

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