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The Bookish Life

Audiobook recommendations to tackle the most common New Year's resolutions

Polls show that the most common New Year’s resolutions are to eat healthier, exercise, save money, get more sleep, make new friends, and get organized. We could all use a little help achieving our goals in 2019, but we’re also pressed for time. Audiobooks can help you prepare...

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The best audiobooks of 2018

2018 was undoubtedly the year of the audiobook. The audiobook went from an eclectic art, consumed by book nerds, academics and athletes alike - to a mainstream media modality that everyone can listen to.Since audiobooks have grown so quickly in popularity this year, a complete comprehensive list would...

My Reading Life

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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“The House with a Clock in its Walls” cast & crew favourite reads

A great story always stands the test of time, and Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo recently sat down for an exclusive chat with The House with a Clock in its Walls movie’s director, Eli Roth (director: Cabin Fever, Hostel; actor: Inglourious Basterds, starring opposite Brad Pitt); Owen...

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How-to listen to Kobo audiobooks in your car with CarPlay

Dear drivers and passengers,Have you heard? The Kobo iOS app now officially supports CarPlay, meaning you can listen to Kobo audiobooks through your car’s speaker system simply by connecting your iPhone. Perfect for long drives, short trips, and the commute, CarPlay allows you to listen to the words...

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12 audiobooks to bring joy to your holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also one of the busiest. Here are twelve audiobooks to keep your spirits high this holiday season.

Author Interviews

An intimate discussion with Claudia Dey and Heidi Sopinka: designer-novelists, and the duo behind Horses Atelier

We sat down for an intimate conversation with Claudia Dey and Heidi Sopinka - designers, authors, and owners of Horses Atelier.

My Reading Life

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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Kobo in Conversation: a page-turning podcast

Kobo in Conversation: a page-turning podcast, hosted by Rakuten Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn "Mic check, 1, 2, 3." Attention booklovers! Welcome to your new favourite podcast. Every two weeks, beginning January 3rd, 2019, join our CEO (and fellow booklover) Michael Tamblyn, as he welcomes famous authors and other...

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Audiobooks the whole family can listen to around the fireplace

Gather around the fireplace and listen to some family-friendly audiobooks. Want something the whole family can enjoy as the holidays approach? How about building a roaring fire, cuddling up with your loved ones, and listening to an audiobook? You’ll create new memories and, who knows? You may even...

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