Welcome to Hidden Gems Bookstore

"The Smallest Bookstore still contains More IDEAS OF WORTH than have been presented in the Entire History of Television"  Andrew Ross


            Hidden Gems Bookstore: 'Treasures For Your Mind'


'Word on the Lake Writer's Festival is here again-May 19th-21st and we are selling tickets for the Saturday banquet and entertainment; to and meet with Paul Aitken (grew up in the Shuswap and is one of the writer's on the Murdock Mystery tv series.)

There will be wonderful well-known authors at the festival (as per usual) with four listed below:  Dr. Patrick Taylor (writes the Irish Doctor series); Gail Anderson-Dargatz (here latest is ' The Spawning Grounds); John Valliant (Golden Spruce; Tiger) and Cea Sunrise Person ('North of Normal' and 'Nearly Normal'-both memoirs with a Shuswap connection.


We will be Closed on May 22nd for Victoria day. Enjoy the Long weekend everyone.


May 2017: The Mt Ida book is here- the latest local history book in the Shuswap.


March 2017: Sky Stevens, a local author, has brought in her new book, 'The Art of Living Deliberately.


February 2017: Gurpreet Sandhu, from Vernon, BC has two books at our store-both Spiritual.

'Wake Up!' introduces you to your inner heart qualities; and 'Heartful Permission' -a collection of Gurpreet's open talks from the workshops her offers.  For more information: www.awakeningwithgurpreet.com

                    December 2016: Kamloops author, Mairi E. R. Budreau, has brought in her new book, 'Victorio's Wisdom-Awakening to the Spiritual Evolution. Mairi is a professional visual artist who advocates healing relationships between cultures.                                                                                                                                                      

November 2016: Local author, Kay Johnston has brought in her 2nd book, 'The Amazing Mazie Baker-The Squamish Nation's Warrior Elder." A biography of Mazie and her long career of advocacy.


Adult Coloring Books: 

We carry a wide variety of Adult Coloring Books and Coloring Pencils/Gel Pens--This is our second year offering the books in our store and continue to be a big hit. Different coloring books come in all the time.



And, if you look up above the top shelf of the Book Shelves you will see unique books for sale on display.


We have 'Book themed' jewelery-keep on a key chain, or put on a necklace, earrings, and so on for an unique gift for book lovers. See under Local Artist section.

Purchase A Book   

*************You can order by calling us and providing a credit card number on all our Local, BC and Other Canadian Authors Books that we highlight on our website. We are not using the purchase button as indicated above. When you hit the book button tab listed above, you will see further information.


For those readers interested in sharing their love of books  with others, we offer a Credit & Buy Options. Check it out under the SERVICES tab at the top of the page.


****Our store also offers Gift Certificates*******





            SATURDAY   :  9 AM-5:00 PM


Closed Sundays and Holidays


We can be found at 331 (D) Alexander St NE,

Downtown Salmon Arm, Right Beside the Shuswap Pie Shop


E-mail: beth@hiddengemsbookstore.com

We view the CUSTOMER as the most important person to our business and welcome all comments and suggestions. We take requests for books and call you when your book shows up in the store.

We also order in New and Used Books.

Hidden Gems Bookstore now has a Facebook Page and a Fan Base has already started. 

"Bookstores are my favorite places. They're like wonderland. Endless goodies. A Candy Shop for the mind."             Shannon McKenna


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Hidden Gems Bookstore
Salmon Arm's new and gently used bookstore
Treasures for your mind

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