Kobo rarely discounts their e-readers on their website, but they are running a sales promotion for Valentines Day. They are selling them directly, and all of their retail partners are also price matching the $20 discount. The Kobo Nia, their entry level reader that came out in 2020, is on sale in the US for $79 and in Canada for $109.99. The Kobo Libra, is their mid-range e-reader, that has an asymmetrical design and a large 7 inch screen. It is on sale in the US for $149 and in Canada for $179.99. Walmart and Indigo Books and Music are also offering the same deals if you don’t want to buy them direct from Kobo.
If you are looking for a new Kobo ereader and want to capitalize on the sale, I would go with the Libra. The Nia is considered a basic e-reader and only has a 212 PPI screen, whereas the Libra has a 300 PPI screen and higher resolution. This makes a huge difference if you read for a few hours every day, since the text will be crisper and will have less anti-aliasing on the fonts.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.