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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.


   New Store Hours and Days:


  Open: Tues-Sat   10-4pm. Closed Sunday & Mondays.

  In The Store: Masks are now mandatory inside the store--please bring your own (we will hopefully have disposable

ones with the hand sanitizer by the door as you come in.)

                      -Please practice safe distancing.

                      -If showing signs of illness or not feeling well

do not come into the store.

                      -We will be monitoring the number of

customers within the store.

                    -Our washroom if for customer use only.


         These are interesting times and we will have to assess

and reassess things as we go along. Please be patient with

us as we work through this 'New Normal'. ******


May 2021:


Two new books into the store by Revelstoke author, Laura 

Stoval. The first is 'Mountain Harvest-Revelstoke's senior

gardeners share their secrets'; and the 2nd is 'Swift River-

stories of the First People and First Travellers on the

Columbia River around Revelstoke'.

April 2021:


Shuswap Chronicles # 12 has arrived.


We also had 4 'Everything Shuswap' brought in by Jim

Cooperman so get them while they are here.


New book by Vernon Author, Kristy Ware called 'Synergize

Your Health'. We also sell Kristy's 2 children books.


Feb 2021: New Books from BC Authors:


     Gordon E Whitney, 'Boyhood Memories of a Cariboo

Town-Lillooet stories'.


    Grant Patterson, 'A Life on the Line-My unexpected

Career with the Canada Border Services Agency'.


Jan 2021: New Books in from Kamloops authors:


 'My Life As A Cop-Police Stories, PTSD & A Promise' by

Robert J & Ruth J Verbree


'My Life With Cop-How to Survive The Road' by Ruth J



'Renew Your Mind' Ruth Verbree


'The Land Beyond The Yellow Spout'  by Ruth Verbree-a

children's book.

  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.

Thank you to Erica Lahoda for updating our website--we are in our 11th 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.

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



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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