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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...

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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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12 audiobooks to make you LOL on the subway

Commuting on the subway (or even by car) doesn't usually lead to laughter or mirth. These twelve audiobooks are here to change all that by making you laugh so hard your fellow commuters will wonder what you're listening to. From celebrity musings to dark comedy to science, there’s...

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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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From words to action: the #MeToo movement in books

The #MeToo movement took the world by storm in 2018. This list recommends books that will educate, spark discussion, and most importantly, inspire action.

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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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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...

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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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“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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PORTRAIT OF A READER with @lisa.marie.holmes📚 ⁠
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"It was Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER series that made me fall in love with reading." ⁠What are Lisa's book recommendations? Link in bio #thekobolife #portraitofareader (📷 @tedbelton)⁠ If your current read was a drink, what would it be? #thekobolife (📷 @bookuphoria) Laughter is the best medicine, and we have the perfect prescription 🎧 From biting satires to family-friendly comedies, these audiobooks are sure to make you smile. Link in bio #thekobolife ⁠

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