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Story last updated at 4:27 PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Booksellers, Kobo partner in 'read freely' philosophy




The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Kobo to make ereaders and ebooks available at independent bookstores nationwide, including the Homer Bookstore. Kobo, a leader in ereading, is committed to a "read freely" philosophy so their ebooks also can be read on iPhones and iPads, Androids, Nooks, laptop and desktops computers.

Currently Kobo has two readers available -- the Mini for those who want to read on the go, and the Glo which has a lighted screen.

The Homer Bookstore is now selling Kobo ereaders and ebooks. By setting up an account through the bookstore's website (homerbookstore.com), customers can support a local business while reading electronically. As a special introduction, the Kobo mini ereader will be on sale this Friday and Saturday only at the Homer Bookstore.

The bookstore is located at 332 E. Pioneer Ave.; the phone number is 235-7496.

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