Kobo Digital Books FAQ

Digital Books on Kobo

Register now with Kobo to begin buying ebooks from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases when you register with this link help support an independent bookstore.

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 readers, ereaders can be a practical addition to a literary life. Thanks to a partnership between the American Booksellers Association (the trade association for independent bookstores) and Kobo, we have an ereading solution for supporters of independent bookstores.

Why Kobo?

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.

  • Download the App or Pick Out the Perfect Device for You - Open up to a world of reading on any device, and find all your ebooks and audiobooks together in one place with the Kobo app. With access to over 6 million titles on your tablet or smartphone, it’s your own portable reading world. Various ereader devices are also available! 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. 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?

  1. Register for a Harvard Book Store affiliated Kobo account at kobobooks.com.

  2. Login to kobobooks.com with your new account to browse, search for, and buy eBooks.

  3. Start reading! Download the Kobo app. Various ereader devices are also available! 


Visit Kobo's FAQ or contact the Kobo Help Line directly at help@kobobooks.com, or 855-202-4098 (8am - 12am EST)