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and we want to deliver everything that our customers want. To keep Modern Times MODERN, we’re now offering eBooks and Kobo eReaders, so you can support the store, the work we do, and our myriad overlapping communities with each eBook purchase. Of course, we hope you still visit us in store and/or stock up on used books when you crave paper and print! If you want eBooks, we hope you’ll invest in indie bookstores and buy from us.

Introducing Kobo, Our New eReading Partner
We’ve partnered with Kobo to bring you the best in eReading. It’s easy to get started. Kobo offers over 3 million eBook titles – including best sellers, hidden gems, and Indie Next List great reads and other recommendations – that can be downloaded instantly over WiFi, making it the ultimate in convenience. Take your library with you wherever you go – Kobo eReaders store up to 1,000 eBooks.

Why Kobo?
10 million book lovers around the world have embraced Kobo eReading. Just like us, Kobo is passionate about books. Find out why:
Kobo eReading Catalog
Kobo has a world-class eReading catalog with over 3 million eBook titles. When you create an account with Kobo through our web page you can shop for books just like you would in our store.
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 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET) every day. Contact the Kobo Help Line directly at, or 855-202-4098

How Do I Get Started Buying eBooks?
It’s as easy as One, Two, Three:
1. Set up your Kobo account at via your Kobo Mini or Glo eReader, or through the link on our website.
2. Login to with your new account to browse, search for, and buy eBooks.
3. Start reading! Download the free Kobo reading app at 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.)
Questions? Contact the Kobo Help Line directly at, or 855-202-4098 (8am – 12am EST)

More questions? Please visit the FAQ page.