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'



  New Books: July 2015


"Rudy Johnson" by Rudy Johnson-this is his memoir of his life in BC, mostly in Chilcotin/ Caribou region. He has a bridge named after him and has led quite an interesting life.


"The World Cup of Soups" by Chef  Mark Alan Scott. Chef Mark is now local to Salmon Arm and works at the new restaurant in Canoe, BC--The Hive.


New Books:  May/June 2015


'Born To The Wild-Journals of a National Park Warden in the Canadian Rockies' by Rob Kaye. An interesting memoir of working in and protecting National Parks.


Andy Maksymchuk has brought in his 3rd book, 'Champions of the Dead-OPP Crime-Fighters Seeking Proof of the Truth'--this is about John Wilson Murray-known as "Canada's Sherlock Holmes".


Karen Raven has brought in her haiku long poem and art called 'Raven at Home'. She is a local author.

We just received Ottawa author, Christopher Massardo's new book, 'The Funny, Horrible and (possibly) True Stories of #Setlife'. After years of working on Fashion sets Christopher has some stories to tell that will either have you laughing or cringing.

Local author, T.G. Brown, has brought in his fiction thriller-'O'Henry' to the store. Kathy has read the book and states it is fantastic and reminds her of Michael Connelly or James Patterson-well known thriller/mystery writers. We have had other customers read his book with same response. How wonderful for a local author. He is currently working on his second novel.


Local Author, Joyce Burkitt Fetterley, has brought in a family memoir called 'One Cornishman's Children'--this is a story of just two children out of the thousands of them descended from the Cornish mining men who worked around the world, beginning in the 19th Century. Check out the book under the Non-Fiction section.


New to the Store: We have BOOK ENDS   made of Agate rock; as well as smaller Calcite Bookends and/or paper weights.


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 on line all our Local, BC and Other Canadian Authors Books that we carry in the store by clicking on the Book Button above.


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


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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