Booklovers love Kobo eReaders. Their newest one, the Kobo Elipsa, is the first from Kobo to use a stylus that lets you do so much more with your e-reader. With new features that offer a great reading experience, the Elipsa will sure change your reading habits. In this contest, Best Buy and Kobo are giving you a chance to win one of three Kobo eReaders: an Elipsa, a Libra H2O, and a Nia. These prizes were tested by Best Buy Blog Editor, Martin Renaud, and now we are giving them away. Read this article to learn my top five things you can do with an Elipsa, then enter for a chance to win one of three Kobo ereaders.

Get more than just an eReader with Kobo

I’m sure many avid readers would agree that all of us have different reading habits. For me I like to engage with a book in many ways. If you take one book from my bookshelf, it’s likely that you’d see an assortment of scribblings on every page, some underlines, highlights, annotations—even drawings. It’s my way of active reading, which helps me understand better. That’s why when I learned about the Kobo Elipsa, I became so excited to know that I can do all these with an e-reader.

If you want to know more about this line of Kobo eReaders, read Martin Renaud’s recent review comparing the Kobo Elipsa, Libra H2O, and Nia. You can also watch a video of his review. And be sure to check out the complete Kobo selection available at Best Buy.

Kobo just released some new e-readers in the past month (Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2) and we’ll be reviewing those on the blog very soon.

5 tips to make the most out of your Kobo Elipsa

My favourite of the three e-readers we are giving away in this contest is the Kobo Elipsa. Whether you’re reading at home, on the train, or on a good alone time at a café, there are so many things you can do with an Elipsa. Here I share a few tips that I believe will improve your reading experience.

1. Build a virtual library at your fingertips

Kobo has millions of titles available on its database that you can download on all Kobo eReaders, from the Kobo Nia to Libra H2O. From the Kobo store, you can easily find and download a whole lot of titles you want, from novels, poetry, autobiographies, nonfiction, to self-help. And the best thing is that you have all of them in one place, so you can always pick one that suits your mood anytime of the day.

The 10.3 inch Kobo Elipsa is easy to carry. Pack it up in your bag, and you have with you your entire virtual library wherever you go.

2. Mark up the page with the Kobo eReader stylus

If you’re like me who likes to scribble a lot right on the page. You’ll be so impressed with how the Kobo Elipsa lets you do this on an e-reader. The Elipsa features a dedicated stylus which is great to accompany your every reading.

Jot down your thoughts as you read right on the page. Comment on what you think about a certain character or scene. Write down quick reactions like whoa! for sections where you find some writing that impresses you. Draw sad face emojis for harrowing events, or a lightbulb for great ideas. After finishing a book, your annotations bookmark the sections you want to read again or come back to in your book club discussions, if you’re part of one.

3. Turn your Kobo Elipsa into your all-in-one notepad

With the Kobo Elipsa, you can create multiple notebooks all in one place. Open a lined notebook for your daily journal, a dotted notebook for a customized planner, a grid notebook for your mathematical charts and diagrams, or a plain white page for your sketches. Whatever you need a notebook for, you can create one the way you like it. And the best part is you can then transfer them to your own computer.

4. Get quick reference access

The Kobo Elipsa, as well as other Kobo eReaders like the Kobo Nia and Libra H2O give you quick access to the built-in dictionary or Wikipedia with a touch of a finger. When you’re using the dictionary, simply press and hold on a word that you want defined. Then as you see a line appear below the word, lift your finger and the definition will flash on the screen.

Kobo offer several dictionaries in different languages, so you can add a dictionary in the language you need. This feature really comes in handy, as it saves you the hassle of checking the definition from a physical or online dictionary.

5. Borrow books from Overdrive

The Kobo Elipsa has a built in Overdrive feature which allows you to borrow from your local public library. Similarly, you have access to Overdrive from the Kobo Nia or Libra H2O as well. Nowadays many major libraries across Canada lend ebooks through Overdrive and you only need your library card to have access to titles that your library has available on the free ebook database. Use your Kobo Elipsa to browse, download, and place a hold on select titles you want to read.

There’s a Kobo eReader for any type of reader

Apart from the Kobo Elipsa, there’s a whole range of Kobo eReaders for everyone. Fancy reading by the pool? The Kobo Libra H2O is a waterproof e-reader, which makes for a great companion for your beach vacations or even in your regular bath time. The Kobo Nia, on the other hand, is one of Kobo’s smallest e-readers that’s perfect for braving those jam-packed train rides with one hand on the handrail.

Know which Kobo eReader suits you by visiting the Kobo page on Best Buy Canada.

How to Enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter twice.

  1. In a comment below, tell us one book released this year you’d recommend to Best Buy Blog readers and why.
  2. In a comment on Martin’s review, tell us which among the Kobo Elipsa, Libra H2O, or Nia would you like to own and why.

What you will win


At the end of this contest, we’ll randomly select three eligible entries to receive one of the e-readers that Martin tested in his review: Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen, Kobo Nia 6″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen, and Kobo Elipsa Pack with 10.3″ Digital eReader, Stylus & SleepCover Case.

This contest runs from November 24th to December 8th.

Remember you can enter twice, by entering one comment below and another comment on Martin’s review. Once you’re done entering, feel free to browse for upcoming ebook releases for the new year and list all of them in a piece of paper you can pin on a wall. Do it for good luck! Who knows you might be reading all of them soon on your very own e-reader.

Win a Kobo eReader Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck!

Chris Nasaire
Chris is constantly on the lookout for new tech that can make day-to-day productivity fun and easy—from the latest coffee machines to high-performing laptops. Outside of his exciting role as an editor at Best Buy Canada, he writes short fiction and travel stories, with some of his work appearing in local literary magazines.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winners of a Kobo eReader:

    Vincent W. (Vancouver, BC)
    Grant D. (Edmonton, AB)
    Angela W. (Kingston, ON)

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis because he explains why the U.S. was so unprepared for the pandemic.

  4. I would most love to get the elipsa both for it’s size which wouldd work perfect for some pdf’s as well as the ability to write notes. This would help me greatly with pdfs/books on learning automation/coding for me to go back and re-read.

    The best book released this year that I would reccomend is The Girl Who Could Fly by Ian Roy, A young readers novel by a local Canadian writer.

  5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett is a good book with twists and turns.

    Kobo Elipsa for the big screen!

  6. If you would like to read a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, I recommend reading James Pattersons Fear No Evil. It is another in the Alex Cross series.

  7. I would recommend What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad. It tells the story of a global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child, and really exposes the reader to real-world crises that impact children today. I also got to interview Omar about his novel, and proud to hear that he has won the Scotiabank Giller book prize for his novel!

  8. entering this for My 81 yr old mother who has been reading a bunch of books by Marie Force in the kobo app on android and chromebook together with rakuten money back

  9. I would recommend The Vinyl Cafe Celebrates Stuart McLean because it contains ten previously unpublished stories as well as 10 old favourites from the now deceased but still much loved storyteller.

  10. AS far as books released this year, I would recommend “Later” by Stephen King. Aside from the great writing, it’s a mix of different genres which makes it even more exciting 🙂

  11. I love Anne Cleeves books, her newest The Heron’s Cry is another great one. The story focused on mental illness, and the stress it can have on everyone not only the person suffering. It had lots of sub plots that it keep you guessing till the very end. If you like mysteries this is a good choice.

  12. I would recommend Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang. It was very captivating and well written story about her hardships and life.

  13. I would recommend John Maxwell’s Leading in Tough Times – it is a great easy read that was curated for 2021.

  14. The Last Graduate (The Scholomance #2) by Naomi Novik was released in 2021 which is a sequel to A Deadly Education. You do need to read the first one of the series to follow the story. It is a twisted fantasy story with a magic school with the main storyline follows a sarcastic dark sorceress El and her friends. Do not want to give much away but this 2nd book has a very shockingly abrupt cliffhanging ending…till the next one comes out.

  15. So many amazing books released this year it’s hard to recommend just one to Best Buy Blog readers. That being said, one that was released fairly recently that I just devoured and absolutely adored came out in mid-September is “Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart” by Cary Fagan.
    In a year that I fell into the escapist aspect of literature head-on and my introverted tendency to just stay home anyway was exacerbated by lockdowns, this short story collection served to highlight the possibility for extraordinary things even in the mundane minutiae of regular life, something I needed to carry with me when fall turned to be particularly bleak weather-wise sapping with the desire to venture from the warms of house and books. Such a great read!

  16. The Judges List by John Grisham. John Grisham is an amazing author. All his books are good and leave you wanting more. This latest book of his is no exception

  17. I would recommend Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose who is residential school survivor and first Treaty Indigenous player in the NHL. A great memoir that brought me to tears. Thanks for the chance Best Buy!

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