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Linden MacIntyre won't let history be washed away

We spoke with celebrated journalist and novelist Linden MacIntyre about his non-fiction book, The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami. We learned why this story about the community of St. Lawrence, where the author was born, is about so much more than a natural disaster. It's...

New & Hot Reads

32 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out January 12 - 18

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowIf the past year has taught us anything, one lesson might be that with enough will and patience and access to the right tools, even when we can’t get...

The Bookish Life

8 mystery stories from around the world

These books are set in locales across the globe, including 1920s Shanghai, ancient Greece, and West Africa.The eight mystery books on this list include diverse and thrilling crime stories that you will not want to put down. Exploring stories from different countries and time periods means the books...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Billy-Ray Belcourt on finding a place to flourish

We spoke with poet and scholar Billy-Ray about his new book, A History of My Brief Body, a poetic, intellectual work of theory, essay, and memoir. He explained how he builds on the work of others in his own writing and what drives his mission to locate joy...

New & Hot Reads

30 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out January 5 - 11

It's a new year full of new books -- welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about the latest books coming out now.In Beginners, author Tom Vanderbilt (Traffic, You May Also Like) looks into the science of learning new things, whether a musical skill, athletic...

The Bookish Life

9 Books to Help You Get That Promotion

Looking to get ahead at your job? These books can help you get there. Depending on your strengths and weaknesses in the workplace, you'll find a wide variety of topics covered in the following books that can help you get to where you want to be. Looking to...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

More of the best books we read in 2020

As epic as our staff picks roundup was last week, we just couldn’t stop once we got started.We love talking about books. And after we recorded last week’s episode, there were still more folks to hear from with some really great picks to add to your to-read list.Subscribe...

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Fresh book club picks by Black authors

A book club pick is a strange thing. The same books seem to show up over and over again in lists of recommendations, or the people selecting the books go for big names and bestsellers. So when trying to branch out of those, it's hard to decide on...

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A self-proclaimed “luddite” finally joins the eReading revolution

Mimie Louie, a marketer turned life coach, was a devoted library-user to whom “book” meant the physical object: Print on paper, and a thing mainly used to gain knowledge, information, inspiration rather than something to relax with.While she loves wandering bookstores in search of that hidden gem, she...

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Wild science! 10 eye-opening books abut animals and nature

The natural world and the animals who live within it are endlessly fascinating. There's so much still to be explored and discovered in nature and wildlife. The books on this list are but a small sampling of the incredible world that exists just outside our doors. These books...

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