Category: Books – New

April 18, 2019 / Books

Easter is all about the chocolate and treats, but you know what’s just as sweet and traditional? Bunnies! We have lots of bunny-themed books that are perfect for little ones…

April 7, 2019 / Books

Just a quick post today to show you the latest fiction/non-fiction/music/memoirs we’ve brought in. There are some really great reads in this bunch! Backbeat Recommended Reads (books we’ve read cover…

April 4, 2019 / Books
February 20, 2019 / Books

As a bookseller, I’m often asked to give recommendations, but this time I’m asking for you to get interactive! Can you help a girl out? I’m doing a reading challenge…

February 14, 2019 / Books

Ah, Valentine’s Day…one of the most polarizing of holidays. Whatever mood you’re in, we’ve got you covered.

February 6, 2019 / Books

There are a whole bunch of books that are slated to hit both the small and big screens this year. Here are just some of the books we have in…

January 8, 2019 / Books

Are health and happiness part of your resolutions for 2019? According to the Mayo Clinic: “Research shows laughter provides a good physical workout, generates mental relaxation, lowers blood pressure and…

December 18, 2018 / Books

Holidays aside, maybe some of you, like me, are scrambling to complete an overly ambitious Goodreads (or similar) reading challenge. Or maybe you’re busy with everything else life is throwing…

November 28, 2018 / Books

When you wake up to a winter wonderland, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit. If I had to choose a holiday-themed book for someone of any age on…

November 21, 2018 / Books

UPDATE NOVEMBER 30, 2018 – 5:00pm – We’ve finished all our receiving for today and several Black Friday titles have (finally) arrived. We’ve updated the table further down the page…

November 7, 2018 / Books

Here’s a random assortment of the latest new books we’ve brought in. So many of these varied titles are on my (never-ending) to-read list! The Boss was eagerly awaiting The…

November 1, 2018 / Books

Bridging the music and book sides of the shop is the hallway where you’ll find books about music. We carry musician autobiographies and biographies as well as general books about…

October 24, 2018 / Books

What kind of music are your kids into? Over on the book side, we’re building up a music book section just for our younger customers. Help pass on your love…

October 18, 2018 / Books

Next time you’re in, check out this Vintage Classics Austen Series we just brought in – it looks even better in person! With introductions by contemporary authors and gorgeous covers…

September 11, 2018 / Books

I had the great opportunity to see Miriam Toews read and speak last night as part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival. If you know me at all, you know…

July 31, 2018 / Books

The Perth & District Union Library is pleased to be hosting author and poet Julie Paul for a reading and book signing on Friday, August 10th, 2018, at 2 p.m.…

July 19, 2018 / Books

We all seem to have at least one person in our lives whose favourite sound is a tired sigh, whose favourite look is crestfallen and whose favourite pastime is sitting…

June 27, 2018 / Books

Okay, parents. Deep breaths and repeat after me, “We can do this!” Also, these two things will surely help us along:

June 15, 2018 / Books
June 13, 2018 / Books

Who says everything has to cost an arm and a leg? We’re all feeling the pinch lately, which is precisely what led me to hunt for some great quality books…

May 1, 2018 / Books

In this age of picture-perfect curated online lives, isn’t it refreshing to see people who not only embrace but showcase their awkward phases? (Plus they always have the best stories.)

March 29, 2018 / Books

Hey, all you B-boys and B-girls out there – grab a giant piece of cardboard, your ghetto blaster and your favourite mixtape and you’re ready for…1984! Or What is Hip-Hop?…

March 27, 2018 / Books

Tired of the same old baby books? Looking for something a little more contemporary? For parents who prefer hip hop to lullabies, I recommend “Baby to Big” by Rajiv Fernandez…

March 19, 2018 / Books

For obvious reasons, we can’t help but notice book covers first, but what about the often ignored endpapers? In too many cases, they’re just plain, boring white. That’s why when…

March 8, 2018 / Books

Today is International Women’s Day and we have loads of books about rad women all over the globe. Women who are pushing boundaries, brave women, smart women, funny women, strong…