Category: Books

December 15, 2013 / Books

Just a little note to let you know that Backbeat is open today from 12-5 pm. The roads are pretty messy at the moment, so please drive extra carefully if…

December 13, 2013 / Books
December 13, 2013 / Books

We’re extending our hours starting next Thursday to help you fit everything into your busy holiday schedule. (We’re kind of like elves that way, but without the fancy hats). Come…

December 9, 2013 / Books

What do you envision when you think of secondhand books? Old stock, worn covers, marked-up pages and the smell of mildew? If so, you haven’t yet visited Backbeat’s amazing –…

December 7, 2013 / Books
December 7, 2013 / Books

To all of you out there whittling down your holiday lists, here are some great best-selling picks for the lucky book lovers you know: – “I Am Malala” by Malala…

December 1, 2013 / Books

Don’t miss out on our biggest sale of the year…you’ll regret it for sure if you do. Save on CDs, vinyl, books and come in for the absolute best deals…

November 30, 2013 / Books

We just want to thank all of our amazing customers for coming out yesterday to our Black Friday/Record Store Day event. You traveled from near and far, trudged through cold…

November 21, 2013 / Books - Review

We just wanted to remind you of a great event coming up in a few days, co-sponsored by Backbeat Books, Music & Gifts that’s taking place at the Studio Theatre…

November 16, 2013 / Books

Our one-of-a-kind surprise three-packs of books have shed their summery white tissue paper and are now wrapped up in warm wooly owls and ribbons, ready for the gift-giving season. You…

November 16, 2013 / Books

What are you reading this weekend? If you’re looking for some suggestions, you’ve come to the right place! How about: – “Pure Gold Baby” by Margaret Drabble – already a…

November 9, 2013 / Books

With the holidays sneaking upon us like the first cool flakes of snow, we have brought in a very special linen-bound edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Jemima…

November 6, 2013 / Books
October 31, 2013 / Books

We now have all of the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted books in stock! Show your support of our amazing Canadian authors and see if your favourite wins on November 5th.…

October 24, 2013 / Books

The leaves have all but blown off the trees and there’s a definite chill in the air…it’s perfect book weather! We’ve got some heartwarming stories just in, gorgeous cookbooks to…

October 22, 2013 / Books

Today is the day that all of you Veronica Roth fans have been waiting for…Allegiant is finally here! And, because you’ve been so patient, Backbeat is offering this title at…

October 17, 2013 / Books
October 16, 2013 / Books

Congratulations to Ontario-born Eleanor Catton for winning the prestigious Man Booker Award! Her sweeping second novel, “The Luminaries” just won this year’s competition. We currently have a copy of her…

October 11, 2013 / Books

Between the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist announcement and Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s been an extraordinary week for Canadian authors! We just got a shipment of new books…

October 10, 2013 / Books

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Alice Munro is the first Canadian woman to have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature! If you’ve been to our shop…

September 19, 2013 / Books

Just brought these amazing secondhand goodies into the shop today. They’re all in like-new condition and are about to be priced and added to the shelves, but I just wanted…

September 19, 2013 / Books

Today, the shelves are being stocked with some Backbeat bestsellers as well as some new-to-the-shop titles: – “Lucky Peach #8” magazine – “Just Kids” by Patti Smith – “Little Paris…

September 13, 2013 / Books
September 11, 2013 / Books
September 5, 2013 / Books

A few more diverse titles have been added to the table this morning: – “419” by Will Ferguson – “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary – Fourth Edition” – Merriam-Webster –…