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The Bookish Life

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...

The Bookish Life

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...

Corner Office

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...

The Bookish Life

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...

Corner Office

Kobo Forma – sometimes you have to be flexible to win

"We put Kobo Forma through some very unofficial tests. And we got creative." As a technology company created by booklovers, for booklovers, we are always looking for ways to make the reading experience better. What could be better than a paper book you say? Isn’t the technology of...

My Reading Life

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.

The Bookish Life

Five fascinating unreliable narrators

Every narrator is, to some degree, unreliable. Each and every story, from dirty gossip to holy gospel, has been filtered by the perspective of the storyteller, sometimes twisted beyond recognition.Narrative is always relative, by nature, and authors can exploit this ambiguity to their advantage. An unreliable narrator forces...

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...

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PORTRAIT OF A READER with @lisa.marie.holmes📚 ⁠
Kobo User Since: 2016⁠
"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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