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'
Two books compiled by local author, Ann Chidwick, now in the store.
-'Voices of Setters-stories from the South Shore of Shuswap Lake-Sorrento'
-'Voices of " "-Blind Bay
Both books come with an insert map book so that you can look up your address, whether you live in Sorrento or Blind Bay, and compare it to who originally homesteaded ahead of you.
Pat Wilson's new book, 'When Gramma giggled' is now in the store. This is her 3rd children's book and wonderful illustrations done by Irene Maclennan.
We also now carry Postcards of photos of the local area done by my brother Joe Stammers.
May 3rd-June 28th, the Salmon Arm Art Gallery is celebrating 'The Art of Storytelling' -for a donation at the door you can see unique exhibits and celebrate everything to do with reading. Our store donated a lot of books (with some customers help) and we are excited to see the 'art sculpture' that they made with the books. So support the Art Gallery and go see this exciting exhibit.
We are also part of the Downtown Association $5.00 Coupon promotion-they are handing out the coupons and can be spent at participating downtown merchants.
We now have postcards of local scenes of Salmon Arm available.
April 2014: New Books
Ali Graham's book, 'Life is What happens' is selling very well-Ali grew up in the Chase/Shuswap area and her book chronicles her life and the area very well.
Just recently, Joyce Dunn's book 'A Town Called Chase' was brought into the store and is a very complete history of Chase, BC.
And, Joanne Prigmore and has brought in her newest Photograph book: 'Seeing Is Believing-Backroads & Beyond'--all of the Shuswap area covering trails; lakes and waterfalls--showcasing what a beautiful area we live in.
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.
*********You can now order online through our website books from Local, BC, Alberta and American authors; as well as some odds'n end books, through PayPal. Click on the Book button above. ********************
For those readers interested in sharing their love of books with others, we offer a Credit & Buy option. Check it out under the SERVICES tab at the top of the page.
Our store also offers Gift Certificates
MONDAY-FRIDAY 9 AM-5:30 PM
SATURDAY 9 AM-5:00 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays
We can be found at 331 (D) Alexander St NE,
Downtown Salmon Arm, Across from the Royal Bank.
(Same building as the Shuswap Pie Shop and Salmon Arm Florist)
We view the CUSTOMER as the most important person so we welcome all comments/suggestions on the store and requests for authors/type of books to be sold in the store. If there are any local artisans looking to sell their wares, or if you know of a local artisan who would like to sell their wares in our store, then e-mail us with suggestions.
We look forward to serving and getting to know you in the years to come.
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
Calendar Source: Shuswap Events Bulletin Board
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