Backbeat Books and Music Posts

November 13, 2013 / Music
November 10, 2013 / Music

The day after American Thanksgiving is that crazy crazy shopping day we all see go down on the news where people still getting over all the indulgence of Thanksgiving line…

November 9, 2013 / Books

With the holidays sneaking upon us like the first cool flakes of snow, we have brought in a very special linen-bound edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Jemima…

November 6, 2013 / Books
November 6, 2013 / Music
November 1, 2013 / Music
October 31, 2013 / Books

We now have all of the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted books in stock! Show your support of our amazing Canadian authors and see if your favourite wins on November 5th.…

October 29, 2013 / Music

Arcade Fire – Reflektor – Limited Edition CD or Double Vinyl – AVAILABLE TODAY! Today Arcade Fire has released their highly anticipated new album REFLEKTOR. The album was produced by…

October 28, 2013 / Music
October 27, 2013 / Music

Sad news today. Lou Reed has died he was 71. His music whether it was with the Velvet Underground or his solo work has alway had a special place in…

October 24, 2013 / Books

The leaves have all but blown off the trees and there’s a definite chill in the air…it’s perfect book weather! We’ve got some heartwarming stories just in, gorgeous cookbooks to…

October 22, 2013 / Books

Today is the day that all of you Veronica Roth fans have been waiting for…Allegiant is finally here! And, because you’ve been so patient, Backbeat is offering this title at…

October 18, 2013 / Music

Good day, If you’ve been by the store this week you may have noticed that our sweet old jukebox is gone. It was sold and moved into a new home…

October 17, 2013 / Books
October 16, 2013 / Books

Congratulations to Ontario-born Eleanor Catton for winning the prestigious Man Booker Award! Her sweeping second novel, “The Luminaries” just won this year’s competition. We currently have a copy of her…

October 15, 2013 / Music
October 11, 2013 / Stationery

We just got the “Nudes of Mississippi Mills” 2014 calendar in stock today! This cheeky calendar features some local brave souls who showcase both the natural beauty of the area…

October 11, 2013 / Books

Between the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist announcement and Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s been an extraordinary week for Canadian authors! We just got a shipment of new books…

October 10, 2013 / Books

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Alice Munro is the first Canadian woman to have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature! If you’ve been to our shop…

October 9, 2013 / Music

We have had lots of customers asking for guitar picks and strings. Our Backbeat guitar strings have been in stock for a few months now and we have just received…

October 2, 2013 / Music
September 27, 2013 / Music

Hello good people! We’ve received some fine new releases this week, some exclusive to vinyl and others available on both CD and vinyl. Take a break and check out some…

September 20, 2013 / Music
September 20, 2013 / Music
September 19, 2013 / Books

Just brought these amazing secondhand goodies into the shop today. They’re all in like-new condition and are about to be priced and added to the shelves, but I just wanted…