Backbeat Books and Music Posts

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
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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
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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…/…

March 3, 2018 / Music

Of course you need more records. We’ve got some great albums at great prices right now! There’s at least 2 copies in stock of each of these freshly discounted albums,…

March 1, 2018 / Turntables

Time For An Upgrade? Trade in any working or non-working turntable, from any manufacturer at Backbeat during March and receive $100 off the purchase of a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon or…

February 27, 2018 / Books

What’s one of my all-time favourite things? Giant stack of books like the one above! There’s just so much goodness here: the latest from Mary Kubica, beautiful covers like Edgar…

February 23, 2018 / Music
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February 16, 2018 / Books

Today is the Chinese New Year and it’s the Year of the Dog. So, to all of you who are celebrating, we say 恭喜发财 (pronounced “gung hei faat coi”)! In…

February 11, 2018 / Books

We’re kicking this week off old-school style with some more modern classics. These vintage-looking brand new copies are by the literary champion Joan Didion. She’s unlike anyone else. Some sample…

February 10, 2018 / Music