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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.


July-New Books/greeting Cards:

            -British Columbia-A New Historical Map by Derek Hayes

            -Trout School Lessons from a Fly-Fishing Master by Mark Hume with Mo Bradley--Kamloops region of Canada's Thompson-OKanagan Valley is internationally known as one of the best places in the world to catching trout.

            -Ranch Tales-by Ken Mather--frontier tales of BC

            - Poetry by Richard Wallace

           -Beautiful Greeting Cards by Trail Bliss Adventures showcasing British Columbia vistas.


 On July 1st Salmon Arm's Bylaw banning single use plastic bags in effect.  So, we encourage everyone to bring their own book bag--we will also have an option for a book bag that will cost $2.00 per bag; some small boxes that we are recycling and bags that other customers have left behind.


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

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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