Category: Books

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 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 19, 2022 / Books

We’re busy filling the shelves with more Backbeat Bargain Books! These are brand new books that are just $9.95 or less. We’ve got fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, autobiographies and biographies…

May 11, 2022 / Books

You asked, we brought them in! We just added a bunch of manga to our used book section. We have series sets as well as one-offs. Action, horror, romance, comedy…there’s…

May 5, 2022 / Books

Looking for a book for Mother’s Day? We have lots of great selections, including these Backbeat Bargain Books – brand new books that are just $9.95 at most! Just look…

May 1, 2022 / Books

This week’s A Nice Pair is for the Leonard Cohen fans out there. What a career he had. He was a writer of profound songs, an artistic award-winning poet and…

April 28, 2022 / Books

Some recent used books to hit the shelves. Women Talking and Ask Again, Yes are both Backbeat Recommended Reads. What are you currently reading?

April 12, 2022 / Books

We’re back open tomorrow, Wednesday April 13th! We appreciate all the kind messages while we’ve had to have the store closed. It’s going to be a short week because of…

April 6, 2022 / Books

Backbeat remains closed due to Covid. We now hope to reopen next Wednesday, April 13th. We’ll keep you updated…

April 1, 2022 / Books
March 27, 2022 / Books

It’s Sunday which means it’s time for A Nice Pair – book and music pairings to make your weekend more fun!   Today we’re pairing Billie Eilish’s latest album Happier…

March 20, 2022 / Books

I love classic jazz on a rainy Saturday afternoon, how about you? This week’s A Nice Pair book and music pairing is Billie Holiday’s penultimate album Lady in Satin and…

March 17, 2022 / Books

Fresh used books are always heading to the shelves…here’s a sample with lots of recent publications. Don’t forget your Backbeat stamp card/bookmark when you come (or we’ll give you one…

March 6, 2022 / Books

It’s that time of the week again when we recommend A Nice Pair! Remember back in the day when Michael Jackson burst onto the scene? Who could have ever predicted…

February 26, 2022 / Books

Some of the most recent used books put out…The Expatriates is a Backbeat Recommended Read – highly recommend this one but we have a little something for everyone.   What’s…

February 20, 2022 / Books
February 17, 2022 / Books

A little sample of the fresh load of used books we’re currently putting on the shelves. We’re so grateful to all of you who continue to support independent bookstores!

February 13, 2022 / Books

For today’s edition of A Nice Pair, take yourself back to 1991…was Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion shaking the walls of your house? If so, take a walk down…