Category: Books – New

May 12, 2024 / Books

In honour of Mother’s Day, today we’re pairing The Beatles’ classic album Let It Be with the book Sound Man by Glyn Johns. The title track of the album was…

March 17, 2024 / Books

It’s Sunday, it’s time for A Nice Pair – book and vinyl recommendations that go together like March and unpredictable temperatures. Today we’re pairing the book Janis: Her Life and…

February 25, 2024 / Books
January 25, 2024 / Books

With all of the mess falling from the sky outside, it’s the perfect time to stay in and hibernate with a book! Here are some winter-y picks…

January 14, 2024 / Books

We’re back at it today and it’s time for A Nice Pair – today we’re featuring Johnny Cash. We’re pairing the biography Johnny Cash: The Life by prolific author Robert…

December 17, 2023 / Books

It’s time for another book and music pairing and today we’re matching The Tragically Hip’s album Fully Completely with the book The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and…

November 26, 2023 / Books

This week’s music and book pairing features a book about seven genres of music and one artist, Joni MItchell, one of the pioneers of a new kind of rock. Major…

November 23, 2023 / Books

Tomorrow is the day! We know lots of you have been waiting for Black Friday to arrive and we’re just as excited as you. Some of you just want to…

November 5, 2023 / Books

Today’s Nice Pair features Canadian twins Tegan & Sara. We’re pairing their latest collabs with each other: their graphic memoir Tegan & Sara: Junior High with their album Crybaby. While…

October 8, 2023 / Books

It’s been a little bit since we’ve done A Nice Pair, but we’re back today pairing the late Sinead O’Connor’s memoir Rememberings with her second studio album I Do Not…

July 23, 2023 / Books
July 16, 2023 / Books

Today’s book and music pairing is the autobiography Let Love Rule and the album Mama Said by Lenny Kravitz. Let Love Rule is a memoir by Lenny Kravitz that covers…

July 8, 2023 / Books

We’re expanding our new music book selection…whatever your taste, whichever genre you’re into, come by and see what we have in store!

June 1, 2023 / Books

It’s June, which means for many it’s time for road trips, cottages and camping! If you’ll be travelling and unplugged, you’ll need some things to keep everyone entertained. We’ve got…

May 7, 2023 / Books

For this week’s A Nice Pair, we’re travelling back to the 90s. The EDM scene was hot and Moby was one of the top artists of that genre… His memoir,…

April 30, 2023 / Books

Today’s book and music pairing features Buffy Sainte-Marie. We’re pairing her latest book, Still This Love Goes On with the album The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie. This children’s book is…

April 16, 2023 / Books

For this week’s A Nice Pair, we’re recommending the book Acid For the Children by Flea and Blood Sugar Sex Magik by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Most musician memoirs…

April 6, 2023 / Books
April 2, 2023 / Books

For today’s A Nice Pair, we’re matching up Crying in H Mart by Michelle Michelle Zauner with Japanese Breakfast’s latest album Jubilee. It generally takes around a year for paperbacks…

March 19, 2023 / Books

I don’t know about you, but I love seeing behind the scenes of artists’ processes. This week we’re pairing the book Fear Stalks the Land! A Commonplace Book by Thom…

March 12, 2023 / Books

For this week’s A Nice Pair, we’re not looking at a musician, but we’re heading back to the 90s and the heyday of MTV. We’re pairing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours with…

March 9, 2023 / Books

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. We’re continuing the celebration by sharing just a few talented Canadian female authors. Have you read any of these authors’ books?

March 5, 2023 / Books

Sunday at Backbeat means it’s time for A Nice Pair. This week we’re pairing the book The Hard Times: The First 40 Years by the writers of thehardtimes.net with the…

February 16, 2023 / Books
February 5, 2023 / Books

For this week’s A Nice Pair – book and music pairings we recommend – we’re turning our attention over to Electronic Dance Music (aka: EDM). We recommend pairing the book…