Category: Books

May 19, 2022 / Books

We’re busy filling the shelves with more Backbeat Bargain Books! These are brand new books that are just $9.95 or less. We’ve got fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, autobiographies and biographies…

May 11, 2022 / Books

You asked, we brought them in! We just added a bunch of manga to our used book section. We have series sets as well as one-offs. Action, horror, romance, comedy…there’s…

May 5, 2022 / Books

Looking for a book for Mother’s Day? We have lots of great selections, including these Backbeat Bargain Books – brand new books that are just $9.95 at most! Just look…

May 1, 2022 / Books

This week’s A Nice Pair is for the Leonard Cohen fans out there. What a career he had. He was a writer of profound songs, an artistic award-winning poet and…

April 28, 2022 / Books

Some recent used books to hit the shelves. Women Talking and Ask Again, Yes are both Backbeat Recommended Reads. What are you currently reading?

April 12, 2022 / Books

We’re back open tomorrow, Wednesday April 13th! We appreciate all the kind messages while we’ve had to have the store closed. It’s going to be a short week because of…

April 6, 2022 / Books

Backbeat remains closed due to Covid. We now hope to reopen next Wednesday, April 13th. We’ll keep you updated…

April 1, 2022 / Books
March 27, 2022 / Books

It’s Sunday which means it’s time for A Nice Pair – book and music pairings to make your weekend more fun!   Today we’re pairing Billie Eilish’s latest album Happier…

March 20, 2022 / Books

I love classic jazz on a rainy Saturday afternoon, how about you? This week’s A Nice Pair book and music pairing is Billie Holiday’s penultimate album Lady in Satin and…

March 17, 2022 / Books

Fresh used books are always heading to the shelves…here’s a sample with lots of recent publications. Don’t forget your Backbeat stamp card/bookmark when you come (or we’ll give you one…

March 6, 2022 / Books

It’s that time of the week again when we recommend A Nice Pair! Remember back in the day when Michael Jackson burst onto the scene? Who could have ever predicted…

February 26, 2022 / Books

Some of the most recent used books put out…The Expatriates is a Backbeat Recommended Read – highly recommend this one but we have a little something for everyone.   What’s…

February 20, 2022 / Books
February 17, 2022 / Books

A little sample of the fresh load of used books we’re currently putting on the shelves. We’re so grateful to all of you who continue to support independent bookstores!

February 13, 2022 / Books

For today’s edition of A Nice Pair, take yourself back to 1991…was Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion shaking the walls of your house? If so, take a walk down…

February 10, 2022 / Books

Check out some of the latest middle grade books we’ve brought in…from both pet store inhabitants and people looking for escape to invisible ink and magical colours to managing mysterious…

February 3, 2022 / Books

Celebrate Black History Month with this selection of books for babies through adults. Some are bestsellers, lots are Canadian. If you’re looking for a place to start, Esi Edugyan’s Washington…

January 27, 2022 / Books

This Backbeat Bargain stack is for lighthearted quirky readers. We’ll just let these books do the talking…

January 23, 2022 / Books
January 20, 2022 / Books

Sometimes you want a literary experience and sometimes you want pictures to enhance and help tell a story. I resisted graphic novels until a few years ago when I picked…

January 16, 2022 / Books

It’s time for A Nice Pair – Backbeat’s book and vinyl pairings that go together like Sly and the Family Stone….er, or not. Despite plenty of tumultuous turns in the…

January 13, 2022 / Books
January 5, 2022 / Books

We’re kicking off our first day back with A Nice Pair – book and music pairings that are a perfect fit.   Today’s pairing is the book She Begat This:…

December 31, 2021 / Books

Wishing you a Happy New Year from our family to yours! We’ll be closed for the next few days and returning to our regular hours of opening Wednesday – Sundays…