Backbeat Books and Music Posts

August 14, 2022 / Books

When you think of summer music, reggae is where it’s at. So for this week’s A Nice Pair we’ve chosen the legendary Bob Marley. We recommend pairing his album Natty…

August 7, 2022 / Music

This Sunday we’re putting a little twist on our weekly A Nice Pair series. We usually pair book and record recommendations but this week we just brought in a fun…

August 5, 2022 / Music

It’s Friday! It’s also a bit of a Bowie day here. Some more vinyl reissues this time from Bowie’s 90s catalogue have been released. Recently included as part of the…

August 4, 2022 / Books

This post is for all the book-loving kids out there…we’ve just put out a bunch of fresh books for you in the used section. Bring your stamp card or pick…

July 28, 2022 / Stationery

You know what’s way more fun to receive than junk mail and bills? A postcard! When’s the last time you received a handwritten note? They’re so few and far between…

July 24, 2022 / Books

Just because you have little ones around doesn’t mean you have to be stuck into the kid music zone. What is Punk? by Eric Morse is fun introduction to a…

July 22, 2022 / Music
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June 30, 2022 / Music

Hello Backbeaters! Just a quick reminder that we are closed tomorrow, July 1st for Canada Day. We’ve got a bunch of great recent new releases to feature today including some…

June 29, 2022 / Books

We’re always putting out fresh books…here are some of the latest used ones. What are you currently reading?

June 23, 2022 / Books

New Running Press mini kits just arrived! We got lots of new ones plus some old faves…I’m looking at you Screaming Goat…

June 22, 2022 / Books
June 19, 2022 / Books

Would your dad get this card? We have this and others to celebrate the dad or dad figure in your life. Happy Father’s Day! Stay funky.

June 17, 2022 / Music

Tomorrow is the day that the RSD Drops releases will be available right here at Backbeat. As promised we’ve got a list of what we will have available starting at…

June 12, 2022 / Books

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Elvis (no last name necessary) but there’s one person who knew him intimately: his former live-in girlfriend and muse,…

June 5, 2022 / Books

For today’s A Nice Pair we’re going emo. We recommend pairing the book Everybody Hurts by Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley with the king of emo’s eponymous soundtrack, Napoleon Dynamite…

June 4, 2022 / Books
June 1, 2022 / Books

Somehow it’s already June and this month we’re celebrating PRIDE! We’ve got lots of great books to kick off the fun (many that are Canadian authored and Backbeat Recommended Reads!)…

May 26, 2022 / Books

What’s one of the most fun parts about having a bookstore? Sourcing the books to stock it with! Here are some of our most recent used arrivals…we love finding great…

May 22, 2022 / Stationery

You love them, we love them…we just brought in a whole bunch of new Middle Child Made cards. Tear-jerker cards have a time and a place but…nah just keep it…