Skip to Main Content

Open Your Mind

Open Your Mind

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.

Open Your Mind

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.

Open Your Mind

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.

Open Your Mind

6ix places to read in Toronto

It is an essential truth that anyone in possession of a great book must also be in search of a great place to read. While the sofa may be the siren call for many, for others it is a larger question of location, location, location. What lovely café...

Open Your Mind

Can books help you mindfully tackle anxiety?

The short answer is yes, so take a couple of deep breaths, recline and read on. “Mindfulness” may be the newest mental health buzzword, but the principles behind it have made a difference when I’m in the throes of high-anxiety. Instead of trying to avoid my thoughts...

Open Your Mind

Six books you should read again, and again

Most stories can be boiled down to an essential conflict: the good guys and the bad guys. There’s always an ‘us against them’ element driving the plot forward. Here are six books I love that pit one group against another—all in different ways. They’re worth not only...

Open Your Mind

Never burn your diaries

Photo courtesy of Plum Johnson When I first moved out to Mum and Dad’s house after they died, I lamented, “Oh my God, they left us everything.” After surveying their sixty-five years’ worth of accumulated junk, I thought: Okay, how hard can this be? I know how...

Open Your Mind

An open letter to lovers of paper books

Dear Booklover: I think I know your heart. I think I know the nostalgic and tangible reasons you have for loving your paper. I was once you. I remember learning to read. On paper, of course. I remember when the squiggles on the page took form and...

Open Your Mind

Good luck, Meghan – the history of royal weddings

Perhaps the only wilful act in the entire lifetime of Queen Elizabeth II was her single-minded insistence on marrying, for love, an outlier prince from an exiled and vagabond Greek royal family – the naval officer who turned her head as a 13-year-old. The union with Prince...

Follow us at @kobobooks on Instagram

Passport to Westoros ✈️ If you were transported to your current read, where would you be? Olá, Brasil 🇧🇷 Hostel Guanaaní has a cozy booknook begging for you sit and get lost in countless stories. Did you know the Kobo catalogue offers books in multiple languages - Portuguese included?! #thekobolife #worldbookday (📷 @jonathansborba⁣) Grapefruit perks: high content of vitamin C, helping you battle bacteria 
Audiobook perks: listen to your favourite author or narrator read to you. How's that for entertainment?! 🎧 #thekobolife

If you would like to be the first to know about bookish blogs, please subscribe. We promise to provided only relevant articles.