About Our Books

"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper but Minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice...and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart"   Gilbert Highet

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Book Categories At Hidden Gems:

Gently used books:

We do carry the usual categories found in bookstores: Thrillers/Suspense; Murder Mysteries; Romance; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; True Crime; Non-Fiction/Biographies and Westerns but also want to highlight some other categories you can find as you browse around...

"If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison.

NEWER RELEASES: there is a book case dedicated to newer release gently used books found near the back of the store and for all the book clubs in town a great way to to find their reading material. As well, you will now find books at ends of bookcases and on the post highlighting favorite authors/good books to read.

CANADIAN CONTENT: non-fiction books on BC  and on the rest of Canada.

TRUE ADVENTURE: In the back corner you will see true travel stories about traveling to other countries; climbing; flying up north; sailing; etc.  There are a few train, car and motorcycle books on the bottom.

GENERAL FICTION/PRIZE WINNERS: includes Canadian authors as well as Award Winners/Nominations and interesting reads.

BOOKS TO MOVIES/T.V. SHOWS: this bookcase showcases books made into movies and/or t.v. shows, and assists customers to find those authors, whose work they enjoyed on screen/t.v., to find their other books.

HISTORICAL FICTION: with authors such as Jean Auel, Diana Gabaldon, Jack Whyte; Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden, Susanna Kearsley, Philippa Gregory, etc. (This section we have enlarged as Historical fiction is very popular--learning about history but in a fun and exciting way.)

SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY  Found around the corner from the Westerns. 

"The Philosophy of Ambiguity: If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?"--unknown

 CLASSICS: hardcovers found in the Old and Hard to Find; the soft covers are in the next bookcase. Some of the books in Old and Hard to Find are on consignment and can not use the in- store Credit Program. 

"If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago."--William Hazlitt

COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS: We have collectable comics;  graphic novels; video game books; Life Magazines.

"Books are the building blocks of civilization and a people without books are a people without history, no story older than the tales of the oldest man or woman."--Louis L'Amour

CHRISTIAN  WRITERS:   We carry  Christian  Romance and thrillers fiction books: T. Davis Bunn; Linda Chaikin; Margaret Daley; Richard Paul Evans; B.J. Hoff; Beverely Lewis; Gail Gaymer Martin/Cynthia Rutledge; Felicia Mason; Lynn & Gilbert Morris; Janette Oke; Marta Perry; Tracie Peterson/Judith Miller; Michael Phillips/Judith Pella; Lorraine Snelling; Bodie Thoene; and Janet Tronstad; and Lahaye/Jenkin; Francine Rivers., etc. The section has moved beside the Classics.

SPIRITUAL SECTION: Buddha, First Nations, Wayne Dyer; Sylvia Brown, etc can be found in this area in the back corner. We also have Yoga books in this section but they go fast.

SELF HELP/HEALTH: Can be found below the Business/Finance section--from relationships, to death, to health into diet/cookbooks.

"I went into a bookstore and asked the saleswoman 'where's the self-help section?' and she said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."--George Carlin

COOKBOOKS: Found on the bottom shelf, below gardening at the front of the store- gluten free-to vegetarian/vegan/raw food; to how to preserve food; and more.

ART/CRAFTS  BOOKS: Near the front of the store-how to create art; knit; make quilts; wood working projects.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."-Pablo Picasso

TOP OF SHELVES: There are a variety of books showcased on top of the bookcases: Motorcycles; specialty Fantasy Books; Art Books; BC History, etc.


We bring books in to the store that we feel will be an interest to our customers: from the latest by a popular author; or CLASSIC stories done in beautiful bindings; How to: Make Fairy Gardens/Furniture; Cookbooks; a great selection of Adult Coloring Books; and much, much more.

We also have new books that make great gifts for that baby shower or new baby/grandchild.

And, we support local authors and BC authors with their non-fiction stories, and occasional fiction.; and carry Local History Books.

"Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around  bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on it's own just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life..."-Sarah Allen
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