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Backbeat Books and Music

Monday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 12pm – 5pm


6 Wilson Street W
Perth, Ontario, Canada
K7H 2M5

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  • 5 star review  These guys are amazing. Never have had a better shopping experience, and you turn me omto music and books I would have never even known existed. Thanks as always for the service with a smile. A trip in to Backbeat always brightens my day.

    thumb Coral Sproule

    5 star review  GREAT STORE & GREAT OWNERS...carny corbett local 384 / socan

    thumb Carny Corbett

    5 star review  Amazing owners, fantastic prices, and a wide selection. Made my first purchases this weekend and will be back.

    thumb Matthew Caldwell
  • 5 star review  Amazing store, great selection of vinyl , books and new and used equipment, can't wait to return!

    thumb Trevor McLean

    4 star review  Another independent bookstore, supporting writers, musicians, the community. What's not to love?

    thumb Isobel Warren

    5 star review  Wow. I cannot believe how incredible the customer service is here. The amount of help and guidance I received here was beyond expected. Their prices are unbeatable and the staff really know their stuff. Beats all record stores in Ottawa. You have a new regular, thank you.

    thumb Phil Renaud
  • 4 star review  First visit there today. Very friendly and good prices. I will be back in the fall. Well worth the trip

    thumb Kevin Maunder

    5 star review  you guys made Christmas happen for me and the fam jam! I came in with a very loose idea of what i was looking for and you found the perfect books!! F Archie comics, these adventure graphic novels are BOSS! thank you for your humor and patience ! xo

    thumb Sarah Wright

    5 star review  My hubby Dan and I are Tuesday regulars to Backbeat and can't imagine them not being there! Fabulous owners and they go the extra mile to find what you're looking for if they don't have it! We walked in today and he had 3 we'd been searching for, gotta love them <3

    thumb Liza Bets


  •   A great store for new and used vinyl, as well as new and used books. I make the trip regularly from Ottawa and it's always worth it - Great selection of new stuff, and always a lot of gems in used. Lot's of late 80's...More

    thumb Chuck B

      This is the coolest little shop! They sell new and used books for all ages and interests. They sell new and used vinyl. They sell new and used turntables and speakers. It's cozy, it's well stocked, and they order stuff for you! Very friendly staff....More

    thumb toughgirl

      Knowledgeable staff, great selection of new, used and rare vinyl. Plus a nice selection of used books as well as new and used turntables.

    thumb Suzanne C


  •   My favorite vinyl and book shop!

    Tonnes of new and used. I make a trip from Ottawa regularly to check out what's new in the used section, lot's of late 80's early 90's gems.

    Also a great place to enjoy Record Store Day events without the line ups!

    thumb Chuck B.

      Love this place!  The owner is a true small business owner who cares a lot about customer service - he jotted my name down months and months ago for an album I wanted, and actually contacted me when it came in!  Very impressed, and I will never, ever visit Perth without making this my first stop!  This place is absolutely wonderful.  Thanks again for Astral Weeks - its a beauty.

    Justin from Toronto

    thumb Justin G.