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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' 


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

Thank you to Erica Lahoda for updating our website--we are in our 9th year of business and thought it time to update the site.  (Erica had been one of the original people to create our website back in 2009.) Let us know what you think of the updated site.

Oct/ Nov 2017:

'Unfinished-A Personal Journey of Healing, Self-Discovery and Resilence' by Isana (pen name),  is an memoir about working  through and healing from childhood and adult trauma/abuse. 

T. G Brown's 2nd book in the Josh Ingram series, 'Harvest' is now at the store. Terry is a local author and he will be at the store for a book signing end of Nov/early Dec. We will let you know. 

New Children's book in by local author, Wanda Vincent, 'Grumpy-bumpy Bob's Great Day'

New Book in Sept-2017:  Local author, Lorna J Carleton has brought in the first of her Young Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction, (with two more in the series to follow) called 'The Dragons of Nibiru'. You can find out more on our website under the book section.

Sept, 2017: New Greeting Cards are in the store from Greg White in Nelson, BC-wonderful and unique artist of Animals and beautiful nature of BC. He joins some other wonderful local artisans and their greeting cards-art and photography. You can check out his website: gregorywhite.ca and if you look under our local artists you will see just a small sample of his cards that we carry

Adult Coloring Books: 

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We carry a wide variety of Adult Coloring Books and Coloring Pencils/Gel Pens--The coloring books continue to be a big hit and new/variety of books arriving 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.

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.

****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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