Category: Books

September 25, 2022 / Books

For this week’s A Nice Pair (book and music pairings), we recommend the book Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls: Women, Music & Fame by celebrated music journalist Lisa…

September 22, 2022 / Books

After a busy summer season, we’re replenishing the shelves with hundreds of new and used books. Here’s a small sampling of some of the Backbeat Bargain Books we’re putting out…

September 18, 2022 / Books
September 11, 2022 / Books

For this week’s A Nice Pair (book and vinyl pairings), we’re featuring a circular recommendation. We recommend pairing Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David’s Bowie’s Life by John…

September 3, 2022 / Books

We’ve now got all four books of the popular Heartstopper graphic novel series by Alice Osema in stock! The series is on Netflix but it’s always fun to see what…

August 28, 2022 / Bags

It’s that time of the year again…if you need a new bag for the new year, you’re in the right place! We carry a range of Rothco bags in different…

August 25, 2022 / Books

Just a sample of the recently added adult fiction and non-fiction we’ve brought in…what’s your favourite genre?

August 21, 2022 / Books
August 14, 2022 / Books

When you think of summer music, reggae is where it’s at. So for this week’s A Nice Pair we’ve chosen the legendary Bob Marley. We recommend pairing his album Natty…

August 4, 2022 / Books

This post is for all the book-loving kids out there…we’ve just put out a bunch of fresh books for you in the used section. Bring your stamp card or pick…

July 24, 2022 / Books

Just because you have little ones around doesn’t mean you have to be stuck into the kid music zone. What is Punk? by Eric Morse is fun introduction to a…

July 7, 2022 / Books
June 29, 2022 / Books

We’re always putting out fresh books…here are some of the latest used ones. What are you currently reading?

June 23, 2022 / Books

New Running Press mini kits just arrived! We got lots of new ones plus some old faves…I’m looking at you Screaming Goat…

June 22, 2022 / Books
June 19, 2022 / Books

Would your dad get this card? We have this and others to celebrate the dad or dad figure in your life. Happy Father’s Day! Stay funky.

June 12, 2022 / Books

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Elvis (no last name necessary) but there’s one person who knew him intimately: his former live-in girlfriend and muse,…

June 5, 2022 / Books

For today’s A Nice Pair we’re going emo. We recommend pairing the book Everybody Hurts by Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley with the king of emo’s eponymous soundtrack, Napoleon Dynamite…

June 4, 2022 / Books
June 1, 2022 / Books

Somehow it’s already June and this month we’re celebrating PRIDE! We’ve got lots of great books to kick off the fun (many that are Canadian authored and Backbeat Recommended Reads!)…

May 26, 2022 / Books

What’s one of the most fun parts about having a bookstore? Sourcing the books to stock it with! Here are some of our most recent used arrivals…we love finding great…

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…