Category: Books – Used

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 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?

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 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…

February 3, 2022 / Books

Celebrate Black History Month with this selection of books for babies through adults. Some are bestsellers, lots are Canadian. If you’re looking for a place to start, Esi Edugyan’s Washington…

January 23, 2022 / Books
December 12, 2021 / Books

Today we’re switching things up with a festive book page decoration 5-minute DIY for you! 1) Cut three pages of equal sizes 2) Accordion pleat each page 3) Fold each…

December 5, 2021 / Books

Do you like to give or receive secondhand gifts? We’re stocking up the shelves and just because it’s preloved doesn’t make it less worthy…these like-new books published in 2020 and…

November 18, 2021 / Books

Latest used books to hit the shelves here…have you read any of these? A Fraction of the Whole and When You Are Engulfed in Flames are both Backbeat Recommended Reads.

October 28, 2021 / Books

Exciting news…we’ve always offered a loyalty stamp card for used books, but now we’ve extended it to also include new book purchases!   This means you can get a stamp…

October 21, 2021 / Books - Used

The latest used books hitting the shelves… What are you currently reading?

October 14, 2021 / Books - Used

Some of the latest used books hitting the shelves…are any of these on your to-read list? We pride ourselves on our selection and prices and hope to see you soon!

July 22, 2021 / Books

As things start to reopen, most of us fall into one of two camps: those who can’t wait to get back out there and those who want to keep hiding…

December 2, 2020 / Books

Here’s a sampling of some of the music books we just put out. They’re mostly autobiographies and biographies, but we have an eclectic selection of books about music that cover…

November 14, 2020 / Books

We put out some fresh fiction and non-fiction books this weekend.   Lots of Backbeat Recommended Reads in this lot (those are books that we’ve read cover-to-cover and liked): Faithful,…

October 18, 2020 / Books

Do you like to read books that are set in the current season? I always find it a bit jarring to read a Christmas scene when it’s the middle of…

October 1, 2020 / Books

Some more used books that will be on the shelves in a few minutes. Lots of Backbeat Recommended Reads in this batch! What are you reading right now?

September 24, 2020 / Books

We especially love supporting and promoting Canadian books and authors at Backbeat. I just finished reading Son of a Trickster by the talented Eden Robinson and I can confirm this…

September 20, 2020 / Books

More used books just put out today. And yes, those are copies of Becoming, Untamed and Priestdaddy for just $6.95…

August 22, 2020 / Books

We just restocked our bookshelves! Here are some of the latest used autobiographies/biographies, non-fiction, fiction and thrillers…thank you so much for your continued support. We appreciate all of you! Autobiographies/Biographies…