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!


  1. Apollo Mission Meurtrière (sorry I read French only) by Chris Hadfield seems to be very interesting because of the author’s personal experience in space.

  2. I’d recommend “MOX”. An autobiography by Jon Moxley, wrestler. It’s very open and honest and true to the person. It’s engaging and really gives a backstage look into the life of a professional wrestler who has battled many demons and come out the other side.

  3. “Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend” by Ben Philippe, who also wrote “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker”, has put together a hilarious collection of his experience and takes you through his childhood, teenage years, to college, and adult hood. He provides readers original and borrowed wisdom on stereotypes, slurs, and just every other question imaginable you may have. If you’re looking for some light-hearted reading, but will still make you think and learn, I definitely recommend this book. It’s easy to read, and by the end you’ll be laughing and learning a thing or two.

  4. I enjoyed reading Power Play – TESLA, ELON MUSK, AND THE BET OF THE CENTURY By TIM HIGGINS because it gives you an inside look on Tesla.

  5. Book written by Kristin Hannah “The Four Winds” it is about a woman trying to raise two children on a Texas farm as they watch the lands dry out and as relentless dust storms ravage everything in sight. Very good read

  6. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah This is a story of the search for the American Dream, one of a painful and shocking journey that is likely to pull tears from many readers. Set in 1934 during the Great Depression and an insufferable drought. Lots of history, I never wanted the bok to end!

  7. If you like detective mysteries then I would recommend The Dark Hours by Michael Connely, because he never disappoints and keeps you interested.

  8. Awesome read as always! Thank you! I just finished The Last Odyssey by James Rollins! I am a huge Sigma Force Fan! James really can tell a story so well, the main characters are so likeable with great skills sets and full personalities. The story takes you from the frozen tundra of Greenland to Morocco and back to Greenland. The best part of any James Rollins novel is the fact or fiction at the end of the book. Where he explains what parts of the novel are his imagination and which are based on fact! I give it 10/10! Totally entertaining! I currently am using the Clara and would love to upgrade to the Kobo Elipsa because like you, Martin I am totally a scribbler! And the idea of journaling on my kobo is fab. Adding the Elipsa is being added to hubby’s list for my holiday gifts!! I will have it lol Good luck lovelies and Happy Holidays!

  9. I could really use a ereader! I just don’t get the chance to read as much I as I use to and I (would like to) think that the convience of having a library of interesting books that could be easily kept on hand would be a great way to bring reading back into my daily routine.

    Two authors that I would like to catch-up on would be “Malcolm Gladwell” and “Yuval Noah Harari”.

    While I have a number of their earlier works to catch up on, Gladwell published this year “The Bomber Mafia” concerning chance. choices and outcomes during in World War Two.

  10. I usually read classics, so I haven’t read a new release this year, but am looking forward to reading Ten Little Indians as I have read good reviews of this book.

  11. Hello. I read extensively, but rarely books, and even more rarely recent books. Thus, instead of making up a suggestion, I will mention a new book I would like to read which was released this year.

    The book I would like to read is Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty. I enjoy reading nonfiction financial stories such as Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (that was about Theranos), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Billion dollar loser (this one is about We Work), etc. I’m sure it would be an horrifying read. 🙂

  12. “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir, because it takes place in a place in the near future and tells a story of a middle school teacher who wakes up in a coma with amnesia

  13. Unfortunately I cannot answer that question as I am not a big reader. BUT my dad is and he is the one that would be using any of these prizes. He reads a lot and in fact he is getting a book for xmas cause that is what he asked for.

  14. The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield, a space thriller fiction written by a Canadian Icon, a thrilling book about the Space Race during the Cold War

  15. Hi everyone, I can’t enter the contest (since I am a Blog Editor) but I can recommend a book: Klara and the sun. I mentioned this book in my review of the prizes we are giving away in this contest. It is a well-written, gripping, entertaining, character driven, story.

    I’m looking forward to reading your book recommendations!
    Best regards,

    • Thank you for the recommendation! Will add it to my Kobo wish list! Always looking for new and entertaining reads! Especially right now! Two days ago I slipped and broke my knee! So in a knee immobilizer until I see the orthopaedic surgeon on December 9! Reading is one of my favourite things to do and now and for the foreseeable future I will have lots of time to fill! Have a beautiful Thursday!

  16. “Termination Shock” by Neal Stephenson, because it has some very interesting ideas about contemporary issues, with fascinating characters.

    • The Burning Girls by C.J Tudor was really good. I gave it a 9 out of 10 for my book review. I couldn’t put it down. Very good and I do recommend. It’s a great psychological thriller. I read it on my tablet and it was so difficult to read in the sun. I would love a Kobo Elipsa or any Kobo eReader that’s great to read outside and that’s waterproof


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