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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  By far the best prices on new and used vinyl that I have seen in the area. Very nice selection as well. Some rare stuff. Everything is very clean and well organized. Audiophiles of all ages are sure to find something of interest here.

    thumb Eric Mehta

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

    thumb Trevor McLean

    5 star review  Great selection, Well priced, and good quality of vinyl!

    thumb Jon Ward
  • 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 selection and good prices. Glad I stopped by, definitely worth a visit if you're in Perth.

    thumb Bill Graham

    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  Books & music. What more could one ask for? The especially great thing about this place is that it is curated properly. Of course they have all the usual suspects on vinyl- the Beasties, Bowie and the Hip- but other lesser known gems as well like Car Seat Headrest and Jason Isbell and all the genres including jazz, rock, indie, soul and rn'b. There are high quality turntables, record sleeves and vinyl travel cases, used cds, used 45"s, lp's and cassettes (blanks & classics). The second half of the store is done up in a similar fashion- new, used, classics, kids, y/a and book related stuff like journals and cards. Although the description of the book section is shorter it is still just as awesome as the music side. I left with 4 books and no vinyl. That's unusual for me but a true testament to the excellence that is Backbeat. Oh, and dude is very knowledgeable and nice and was playing the Stone Roses debut. It may not be gigantic but there is always something that makes u stop and say, "aw man, i gotta have that." What more could one ask for in a book/record store? Nuthin'.

    thumb David J Balcer Jr

    5 star review  My favorite small town music store with better finds than the big city!

    thumb Christine Hewitt

    5 star review  Everything you could want in a used book and record store. Alphabetical awesome. All the latest record players..record cleamers ect..i'm only visiting but i.ll make it out again

    thumb Dan Brissette


  •   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

      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

      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


  •   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.