Category: Books

July 20, 2017 / Books

We just put this fantastic selection of secondhand books out on the shelves yesterday. You’ll be spoiled for choice! Highlights include recent novels by Curtis Sittenfeld, Carmen Aguirre, Aspen Matis,…

July 6, 2017 / Books

Looking for something to read, but not sure what? Just look for “Backbeat Recommended Read” tags in our books – there are lots of them! Books with a Recommended Read…

June 28, 2017 / Books
June 15, 2017 / Books

Two important days are just around the corner…Father’s Day is this coming Sunday and the end (the real end!) of the school year is nearly here for the kindergarten and…

June 8, 2017 / Books

If you have school-aged kids in your house, they’re likely counting down the few remaining days till summer holidays! They’ll be here before we know it, but how to fill…

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…

April 28, 2017 / Authors for Indies
April 28, 2017 / Authors for Indies

While we are now unfortunately missing our main component – author Roy MacGregor who had to cancel due to a journalism assignment – we’re still going ahead and celebrating Authors…

April 26, 2017 / Authors for Indies
April 12, 2017 / Books
April 10, 2017 / Authors for Indies

Yet another reason to visit Backbeat on Saturday, April 29th for Authors for Indies: you can enter for a chance to win an original signed print by children’s author and…

April 6, 2017 / Authors for Indies

Author extraordinaire, Roy MacGregor, will be coming to Backbeat to help us celebrate Authors for Indies on Saturday, April 29th! We feel that he’s the perfect guest because he’s written…

March 10, 2017 / Books

One section we’re currently expanding is our music book section. Pictured here are just some of our most recent arrivals. We have books about dead musicians, death-defying musicians, legendary bands,…

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…

February 13, 2017 / Books

Tell me, what’s the last book you read that you just couldn’t put down? For me, it’s The Lonely Hearts Hotel. So far the combination of aching love, melancholic circumstances,…

January 26, 2017 / Books
January 24, 2017 / Books

Backbeat will be closed for some much-needed mid-winter R&R from Monday, January 30th to Thursday, February 9th. We’ll be back to our usual seven days a week schedule and happy…

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…

December 24, 2016 / Books