Backbeat Books and Music Posts

May 12, 2018 / Music
May 4, 2018 / Music
May 1, 2018 / Books

In this age of picture-perfect curated online lives, isn’t it refreshing to see people who not only embrace but showcase their awkward phases? (Plus they always have the best stories.)

April 24, 2018 / Books

We’re just getting the last of this lot out today. There are so many good titles here including plenty of Backbeat Recommended Reads (books that Christine has read from cover…

April 22, 2018 / Books

Well, I guess yesterday answers the question “How many people can fit in Backbeat?” A huge THANK YOU to all our amazing customers that came out to celebrate Record Store…

April 19, 2018 / Music
April 16, 2018 / Books

Yes, we’re open today! We’re pricing up a huge batch of used books that we’ve just brought in, so there’s lots of great selection to choose from if you’re in…

April 14, 2018 / Music
April 13, 2018 / Music

Hey Backbeaters! We’re featuring new albums from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hinds and Rainbow Kitten Surprise this week. What’s a Rainbow Kitten Surprise? That’s what we thought too! Check out all…

April 6, 2018 / Music
March 29, 2018 / Books

Hey, all you B-boys and B-girls out there – grab a giant piece of cardboard, your ghetto blaster and your favourite mixtape and you’re ready for…1984! Or What is Hip-Hop?…

March 27, 2018 / Books

Tired of the same old baby books? Looking for something a little more contemporary? For parents who prefer hip hop to lullabies, I recommend “Baby to Big” by Rajiv Fernandez…

March 26, 2018 / Books

Here’s our revised hours for the Easter weekend. Come here Saturday. Don’t come here Friday, Sunday or Monday.

March 23, 2018 / Music
March 21, 2018 / Music
March 19, 2018 / Books

For obvious reasons, we can’t help but notice book covers first, but what about the often ignored endpapers? In too many cases, they’re just plain, boring white. That’s why when…

March 16, 2018 / Music
March 10, 2018 / Music
March 8, 2018 / Books

Today is International Women’s Day and we have loads of books about rad women all over the globe. Women who are pushing boundaries, brave women, smart women, funny women, strong…

March 6, 2018 / Music

The official Record Store Day release list has just dropped. You can check it out here: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases Also, for Canadian only exclusives check out Record Store Day Canada here: http://recordstoredaycanada.ca/the-official-record-store-d…/…