January 11, 2019

Introducing – Portrait of a Reader

We’d like to introduce you to this series, called Portrait of a Reader, and to one of our very first customers, Maxine Bailey, who was a powerhouse at TIFF for many years, a playwright, a mover and shaker, and recently one of the “pro-readers” on the Scotiabank Giller Prize jury which selected Washington Black by Esi Edugyan as the 2018 winner.
January 04, 2019

Erin Kleinberg and Stacie Brockman: two invaluable sides of the same coin

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 fashion and beauty website known for its behind-the-scenes access. We spoke about their business model, which books millennials should read, and what’s on the horizon for these best friends who continue to reinvent themselves together.
December 28, 2018

The best audiobooks of 2018

2018 was undoubtedly the year of the audiobook. This is simply the best of the year list, cut and dry (or as close as can be). Here are seven of our best audiobooks of 2018, in no particular order: Becoming by Michelle Obama, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, The Outsider by Stephen King, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn.
December 24, 2018

The best books I read in 2018

After a whirlwind year of momentous releases, we asked our Senior Director of Merchandising and Content Sales to share what he read, loved, and thought about this year in books. Here are the best books he read in 2018.
December 21, 2018

“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, and more).
December 19, 2018

12 audiobooks to bring joy to your holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also one of the busiest. With all the errand-running, house-cleaning, holiday cooking, and travelling to and from festivities, one of the easiest ways to keep up with your reading is listening to audiobooks. Here are twelve audiobooks to keep your spirits high this holiday season.