Category: Books – Used

May 29, 2017 / Books

We’re stocking our shelves with a huge fresh selection of used books at this very moment! Pictured is just a tiny sample highlighting the types of books we’re bringing in.…

May 8, 2017 / Books

Hey, your mom called and she wants something from Backbeat for Mother’s Day. No, she didn’t specify what, but we have some suggestions from the book side… For the mom…

May 2, 2017 / Books

What can you buy for less than $2 nowadays, you ask? Books at Backbeat! We’re refreshing the sale racks with new selections so you can save even more…

March 9, 2017 / Books

New in stock are the latest in the Ladybird/How it Works series. They’re just as hilariously twisted as the first round, so we’re sure you’ll love them! From crazy neighbours…

March 6, 2017 / Books

Movies are born of great storytelling which is why so many great movies’ first incarnations were as books. So many classics, fiction, non-fiction, thrillers and children’s stories have been translated…

March 1, 2017 / Books

It’s currently Freedom to Read Week in Canada. Taking place this year between February 26th and March 4th, it’s “an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm…

February 26, 2017 / Books

Backbeat has the books you want! Secondhand here doesn’t mean second-rate. We love to source relevant, of-the-moment secondhand titles that grab your attention and keep you reading. No musty, dusty…

January 26, 2017 / Books
January 13, 2017 / Books

Last week, we showed you the one-of-a-kind Tree of Codes die-cut wonderpiece by Jonathan Safran Foer. Today, we bring you three more super unique books all currently available at Backbeat.…

January 4, 2017 / Books

The best thing about secondhand shopping is the potential for discovering treasures. On that note, our latest special addition (or is that edition?) to our rare books section is this…

October 16, 2016 / Books

We’re all about keeping things fresh over at Backbeat, so today we’re spending the day pricing loads more secondhand books for the shelves. This is such a great haul –…

October 12, 2016 / Books

When you travel, how many books do you bring? I went home for the long weekend and brought along no less than five books for four days, two of which…

October 3, 2016 / Books

When you shop for books, do you usually have something in mind or do you prefer to browse and see which books call out to you? When a customer is…

September 28, 2016 / Books

We’re all about encouraging reading, so we’ve made room for some sale racks. While we already think we have pretty great prices on our used books, you can find even…

September 12, 2016 / Books

Our famous surprise book packs are back! In brown paper packages tied up with strings, each contains a classic paperback – or three – so you can now choose just…

September 11, 2016 / Books

We’re spending today pricing and putting out a whole whack of secondhand books for you. Yes, you! This is a particularly great haul, so although the picture shows just a…

August 30, 2016 / Books

You never know what you may find inside a brown paper package. In this case, it was a copy of The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge…

August 7, 2016 / Books

When you own a shop that sells secondhand books, you come across a lot of treasures and fun things that the previous owners left inside them. We’ve come across old…

May 29, 2016 / Books

We’ve got the reggae pumping loudly today while pricing this latest selection of secondhand books for you! The hardest part is choosing…will it be Ruby by Cynthia Bond, The Illegal by Lawrence…

May 8, 2016 / Books
April 7, 2016 / Books

Check out these stacks of secondhand books we just brought in! There are too many titles to list, but we’ve filled out our Mystery/Thriller section with lots more recent titles,…

March 4, 2016 / Books

Tired of the same-old, same-old when it comes to books? There is an endless sea of award winners, bestsellers, top tens, the lists go on and on…and while there’s nothing…

February 17, 2016 / Books

It’s time for another Backbeat music and book pairing! This week, we’re featuring Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by the multi-talented comedian, punk rocker, feminist, actress, and riot-grrrl Carrie…

January 21, 2016 / Books

Do you like getting things for free? (Of course you do!) Are you part of our loyalty program for secondhand books? (If you’re not already, you should be!) For every…

December 13, 2015 / Books

We’ve been stocking up on lots of goodies here lately – take a look at this amazing selection of secondhand books that we just brought in today! Just taking a…