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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 will be closed on Monday, July 1st for Canada Day *********


June 2019: New Topo Maps from Backroad Mapbooks--Salmon Arm; Sicamous and Revelstoke. $14.95 each.


 May 2019:  New Books into the store:

                'Pomegranates at 4800 METRES: Journeying at Home and away'. A unique travel/memoir by Comox Valley, BC author Kim Letson. She is currently doing a book tour to promote her book while she is working on her 2nd, 'Soul Of  A Nomad-The Journey continues'.

                'The Best of Luck-Attracting Luck-Secrets of the Super Successful' by Kelowna author Jamie C McHugh.


April 2019: New Books Into the store:

                   'Emily Carr's BC  Book 3 South Coast to the Interior' by Laurie Carter. We also have book 1 and book 2 in this travel series about Emily's travels around BC. This last book includes Okanagan Valley & Sicamous.

                  'Trail North- The Okanagan Trail of 1858-68 and its origins in BC and Washington' by Ken Mather

                        'Cornelius O'Keefe-The Life, Loves, and Legacy of an Okanagan Rancher' (the O'Keefe Ranch in Vernon, BC is well known) by Sherri Field

                        'Geology of British Columbia' by Sydney Cannings; JoAnne Nelson; and Richard Cannings

                              'The Hierarchy of Heaven-A Novel of a Soul's Journey Through the Universe' by Alan Des Harnais.

February 2019: New Books into the store: All listed in our book section.

'Iron Road West-an illustrated history of British Columbia's Railways' by Derek Hayes.

'Children of the Kootenays by Shirley D Stainton.

'From Rinks to Regiments' by Alan Livingstone MacLeod.

'A Mill Behind Every Stump' by Marianne Van Osch.

'Motorcycle Messengers # 1 & # 2' -Tales from the Road by Writers Who Ride' Edited by Jeremy Kroeker.

'The Flame- Poems and selections from notebooks' by the Late Leonard Cohen. We have been selling this book since Christmas 2018 as was released after Leonard died. It has been a big seller.

We carry all 3 of Peter Wohlleben's books in soft cover: 'The Hidden Life of Trees; The Inner Life of Animals and his latest The Secret Network of Nature'. (We did sell out at Christmas of his beautifully illustrated Hidden Life of Trees hardcover but we can order in for those who are interested.)

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 10th 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*******


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 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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