Backbeat Books and Music Posts

May 25, 2014 / Music
May 24, 2014 / Books

We now have the Rock-Ola 496 (1988) jukebox setup up and loaded with 45s at the shop. Since it is an 80s vintage we decided to put mostly 80s music…

May 23, 2014 / Music

A few new releases to talk about and a bunch of new additions to our regular inventory. We are getting tight on space for vinyl right now, but are making…

May 16, 2014 / Music
May 15, 2014 / Music
May 9, 2014 / Books
May 6, 2014 / Music

Time for some new release vinyl. It’s been coming in the past few weeks. Now that the weather has seemingly turned the corner music is just sounding that much better!…

May 5, 2014 / Music

Hello good people! It’s been a while since we posted about music, well really since we talked non stop about Record Store Day. Well that has passed, it was amazing…

May 1, 2014 / Books

Just a tiny shipment of new titles today – the rest of the box contained re-stocks of favourite titles. New books to the shop span rubber bands, invention, peculiar children,…

April 27, 2014 / Books

We love it when kids of all ages walk through the door at Backbeat. We aim to keep our children’s books affordable to encourage kids to pick up a book…

April 24, 2014 / Books

Please join Backbeat Books & Music for a fun, casual reading to celebrate the launch of Greg Bechtel’s debut book Boundary Problems, on Saturday, May 10th. Secrets, paranoia, conspiracies, and…

April 23, 2014 / Books

Who knew a little cardboard box could contain wallflowers, mysterious disappearances, unlikely heroes, the greatest train ever built, mysterious voices and the secrets of an It girl? Today’s delivery definitely…

April 17, 2014 / Turntables
April 15, 2014 / Backbeat Book Club

Just a small order came in today, but we’ve got some great titles encompassing such diverse topics as suicide, walking, bikers, South Africa, demons and moons: – “All My Puny…

April 12, 2014 / Music
April 10, 2014 / Music - Review
April 8, 2014 / Books
April 3, 2014 / Books

Just came back from a buying trip and look what we’ve brought in…manga galore! Every single one of these secondhand books are in amazing like-new condition and are priced well…

April 1, 2014 / Music
March 28, 2014 / Books
March 27, 2014 / Books

When you think of secondhand books, do you think of musty old behind-the-times books with ragged edges and faded covers? The above picture is just a sample of recent secondhand…

March 25, 2014 / Music
March 20, 2014 / Books

Just a small book shipment arrived today, but is it ever diverse! In addition to the books listed below, we also have some reorders of popular CBC Canada Reads 2014…

March 18, 2014 / Music

It’s the day the new releases come out, and we have a few albums to mention. We sold our first copy of the Notwist before we could even post about…

March 15, 2014 / Books

When the content of a book transports you somewhere magical and its cover is also enticing to look at, it’s a thing of beauty. Today’s round-up of magical journeys and…