Category: 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
December 22, 2016 / Books
December 19, 2016 / Books

There’s still plenty of time to get to Backbeat! Here are our holiday hours over the next couple of weeks: Monday, December 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, December…

December 15, 2016 / Books

Holidays should be about relaxing, unwinding and doing whatever makes you happiest – not stressing over gifts. Seriously, there are more important things to think about. Like deciding which record…

December 8, 2016 / Books

Show some love for your favourite record and book store by wearing a Backbeat t-shirt! These super comfy shirts are ready to go out the door, over your face and…

November 22, 2016 / Books
November 11, 2016 / Books

Next Thursday November 17th, come hang out with us at Backbeat in the dark. We’ll be open until 7:00pm that evening. The first five customers after 5:00pm will receive a…

November 9, 2016 / Books

Thought our current sale couldn’t get any better? All of our in-stock colouring books are now 50% off as well! This includes The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book that was produced…

November 3, 2016 / Books

Tired of that computer-glazed look in your kids’ eyes? Okay, here we go – tell them it’s time to put down the mouse and pick up a book! … Easier…

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…