Text: Sign up for Books by Heart with books by Heart logo

All King’s faculty (including guest FYP lecturers), staff, alumni, students taking King’s courses (including Dal students), and friends of the King’s community (including King’s Co-op Bookstore customers) now have free access to a collection of eBooks and audiobooks curated for King’s, until the end of summer 2023, through a project called Books by Heart. Please share with your students, colleagues, and friends!

Books by Heart is a new initiative to help humanize Nova Scotia hospital care. We’re testing it out first at King’s before launching a medical research study in 2024, and we need your help. By signing up and reading, you’re helping us test the platforms and data collection, which will be crucial to the hospital research project.

Sign up:

1. Go to the Books By Heart landing page on Kobo 
(Note: you do not need a Kobo reader! You’ll be able to read right here in your browser, or by downloading the app on your phone or tablet)

2. Click “Sign up for titles”

3. Create an account, or sign in if you have an existing Kobo account

4. You’ll be taken back to the collection page. Scroll down to the bottom of the collection, to a box where you can enter your voucher code

5. Enter your code: 

  • BBHk19f5stu (students taking King’s courses, including Dal students)
  • BBHk43h8sta (staff & faculty)
  • BBHk92N5alu (alumni)
  • BBHk02S7ref (friends of the King’s community, referrals, King’s Co-op Bookstore Customers, etc)

*If you get a message that all the coupons have been used, send us an email and we’ll add more! (bbh.ukc@gmail.com) or try the other platform we’re testing, by following the instructions on the “Glassboxx app” tab on the top menu bar.

6. Once you see the successful redemption page, click on “My account” > “My books” in the upper right corner

7. Start reading! You’ll be able to read all the eBooks right here in your browser until August 31, 2023, or you can go to the App Store to download the Kobo app to listen to audiobooks and read eBooks on your mobile device or tablet (no e-reader required!)


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Read to win!

Text reads Read to Win 100$ King's co-op bookstore

Read the first chapter of a Books by Heart book and comment your favourite quote on our Instagram post by June 15th to be entered to win a $100 gift card to the King’s Co-op Bookstore! It’s that easy! (If you don’t use social media, you can also email us with your favourite quote)

Books by Heart Summer Book Club

Text reads Books by Heart Summer Book Club, are you in Halifax this summer? Join us in person to discuss some great books

Are you in Halifax this summer? Join us in person to discuss some great books! The first book we will be reading is…

Crow by Amy Spurway
When Stacey Fortune is diagnosed with three highly unpredictable — and inoperable — brain tumours, she decides to go down in a blaze of unforgettable glory by writing a memoir that will raise eyebrows and drop jaws. Blunt, hilarious, tender, and skillfully crafted, Crow won an Atlantic Book Award, was runner up for the prestigious Leacock Medal for Humour, and was shortlisted for the Kobo Prize for literary fiction. The Globe & Mail calls it “Ridiculously good.”

Read King’s students’ reviews of books in the collection on AtlanticBooks.ca

Screenshot of three reviews on AtlanticBooks.ca

“A galvanizing read and a remarkable confirmation of that sinking feeling in your stomach, Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists tells the stories of the pioneering Canadian women who fought to carve out safe spaces for other women facing violence, poverty, and uncertainty from the 1960s onwards. But it doesn’t stop there. ‘May [the book] also,’ Goodhand writes, ‘reignite debate on a war we have yet to win – the war on women.’ That is, Goodhand makes us ask ourselves: how far have we really come?From Aldergrove to Edmonton to Saskatoon to Toronto to Vancouver, Goodhand outlines the ways in which the women’s shelter movement seemed to (remarkably) emerge in specific locales across Canada simultaneously, arising out of a historical air as if this kind of revolt was simply built into the fabric of being a woman at the time” 

From Anya Deady’s review of Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists by Margo Goodhand

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