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Book wormWelcome 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' 

 We are a gently used bookstore but do carry a variety of new books (as mentioned below and listed on the book list section); as well as locally made greeting cards; postcards; and bookmarks, etc.

We have new store signs by Spectrum Sign Works that you 

need to check out-have put on Facebook page-



Sept 2022: Two new books into the store.


Alone in the Great Unknown by Carol Simpson; and

Ultimate Self Care by Barbara Halcrow.


August 2022:  Randy Nelson's new True Crime book about

Game Wardens and Poachers, 'The Wildest Hunt', has

arrived. We also carry his first book, his life as a Game

Warden in BC.



July 2022: New Books into the store:


The Shuswap Country-travelogues of Erskine Burnett and 

edited by Jim Cooperman.


The Ballad of Shuswap Joe by Will Johnson and

illustrated by Ronan Redel.


Changing Into Me by Lori Krause.


Remember--Starting July 1st, 2022 is the New Bylaw to 

eliminate plastic bags, so it is BYOBag--stores will have

alternate bags to sell (our bag with our logo is a $1.00) or

bring your own.


 May 2022:  New Books into the Store:



Grant Lawrence's Return to Solitude; Michelle Good's Five 

Little Indians; Kelly Randall Ricketts' One Inch From Disaster;

 Suzanne Simard's Finding the Mother Tree; Peter Wohlleben

 Forest Walking and Heartbeat of Trees; Barrie Sanford's

 Tales of the KVR-Remembered; Eric Brighton's Lost

 Kootenays-History in Pictures; Terry Gainer's 2nd book

 When Trains Ruled the Kootenays; Daniel Wood's Tales

 of BC; Royal BC Museum Mushrooms of BC; and we bring

in a variety of Richard Wagamese Books and others.       

  Books: We welcome people to keep bringing their books in for Credit; we carry a variety of new and used books. We also bring special books into the store: The beautifully illustrated 'Princess Bride'; Nancy Tillman books and the latest popular authors. If you don't see what you are looking for ask us and we can order it in for you.

  Thank you to all the customers who have reviewed our business on 'google my business': wonderful kind words-we appreciate your support, suggestions and business.

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 also sell and mail out books we have in the store, but are not listed.   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.

**** Gift Certificates Available*******



Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays


We can be found at 331 (D) Alexander St NE,
Downtown Salmon Arm, Right Beside the Shuswap Pie Company


Opened July 2009.

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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