KWL is coming soon to a bookstore near you!

In the year since Kobo launched a partnership with the American Booksellers Association, independent bookstores across the US have been successfully selling Kobo eReaders and eBooks in-store and through their websites. The best part: as a reader, you can buy eBooks while still supporting your favorite local indie store. And KWL authors, you can encourage your fans to buy your eBooks directly through your local store’s website. Pretty awesome, right?

We want to take this relationship to the next level, so our US Manager for KWL, Christine Munroe, is organizing some amazing events at local bookstores in the coming months. First up:

Jan’s Paperbacks

  • Aloha, Oregon
  • Saturday, November 2
  • We’ll present an afternoon of informational sessions for readers, authors, and booksellers alike, followed by a special event at Jan’s Paperbacks, with book giveaways and a Kobo eReader drawing. Here’s a little preview of Jan’s Paperbacks in-store Kobo displays.

Kobo Device Display  eBookOnly at Jan's Display










More events are coming soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here is more information on how you can share the eReading love with your local bookstore:


Christine couldn’t be happier to help connect indie bookstores, KWL authors, and Kobo readers (she is literally jumping for joy). She looks forward to meeting you at a bookstore event soon!

Christine is very excited about all this.

Christine is very excited about all this.


  1. Reblogged this on bewonderfulnow and commented:
    Great news for independent authors and publishers!

  2. This is great news. Hopefully they can reach some Canadian indie bookstores as well. Spread the joy!

  3. Will Kobo events be coming to any inland northwest bookstores, such as Spokane WA area?? Spokane pulls from N Idaho and Eastern WA.

    • Kobo Writer says:

      Hi Cathryn! Thanks for the great question!

      Christine is planning more events across the US as we speak. We’ll pass on your request to her!

      In the meantime, check out the list of independent book stores that are participating in the Kobo/ABA partnership, and see if there’s one near you:

      What’s your favourite indie bookstore?

  4. Awesome. I see several Austin Indie bookstores on the list. And the list for the country is huge! This is great news!

  5. Reblogged this on ARON JOICE.


  1. […] may remember the announcement in September that Kobo Writing Life would be coordinating events bringing together local indie […]

  2. […] partnership by bringing together local indie authors and bookstores. I blogged about it here and here, and the ABA wrote about it, too. I have several events planned throughout 2014, so keep an eye on […]

  3. […] Learn more about Kobo’s partnership with indie bookstores here and here. […]

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