Since eBooks and eReaders began gaining in popularity, our customers have asked how independent bookstores fit into this new world. We know our customers love physical books (glossy photography books; signed first-edition novels; letter-press editions; the sand-between-the-pages feel of a mass market paperback at the beach), but for many people, eReaders can be a practical addition to a literary life. Now, thanks to a partnership between the American Booksellers Association (the trade association for independent bookstores) and Kobo, we finally have a great answer.
Kobo is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, with millions of readers from more than 170 countries.
Kobo eReading Catalog - Kobo has a world-class eBook catalog with over three million titles, including award winners, bestsellers, Indie Next List picks, free public-domain titles, and other recommendations. Prices are competitive with other eBook sellers.
Kobo Free eReading Apps - Kobo is all about being open so you can read however you want. Once you download their free app to your smartphone, desktop, or tablet, your eBooks, PDFs, ePubs, and even your bookmarks, are in sync – start on one device and pick up on another and never lose your place. Set up your Kobo account through our link so that when you purchase eBooks you are supporting this store.
Kobo Ease of Use and Customer Care - The Kobo experience is flexible, easy, and enjoyable. Pick up great indie-recommended and bestseller eBook titles, as well as staff picks. Got questions? Kobo offers first-rate Reader support from 8am to midnight (ET) every day.
A Kobo eReader for Everyone - We are proud to offer three Kobo devices: the Kobo Glo, the Kobo Mini, and the Kobo Arc. The Glo and the Mini offer a competitive eReading experience, with storage of up to 1,000 books, battery life of up to one month, built-in Wi-Fi, a no-glare E-Ink screen, and (in the case of the Kobo Glo) a ComfortLight adjustable front-light. And the Kobo Arc offers all the versatility of a tablet computer, with an HD screen to view all your books, magazines, newspapers, movies, and apps. Once you’ve registered a Kobo account through our link, with each Kobo eBook you purchase, you are supporting this store.
Shopping Indie - To purchase eBooks from us, just set up your Kobo account here or through any Kobo eReader purchased at Harvard Book Store. Kobo is the best way to support your local, independent bookstore and to fulfill all your eReading needs.
How Do I Get Started Buying eBooks?
Register for a Harvard Book Store affiliated Kobo account at kobobooks.com, or via your Kobo Mini or Glo eReader bought from our store or website.
Login to kobobooks.com with your new account to browse, search for, and buy eBooks.
Start reading! Download a free Kobo reading App here to read on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. (You can also purchase eBooks through the app. Sign into the app with your new Kobo account and continue to support this store. We sure do appreciate it!) Purchase a Kobo Mini or Glo eReader in our store, or here on our site.
Buy a Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, or Kobo Arc now!
- Frequently Asked Questions
Kobo Devices Help
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Questions? Contact the Kobo Help Line directly at email@example.com, or 855-202-4098 (8am - 12am EST)
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