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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.


 Oct 2019:

'Hidden Energy Tesla-inspired Inventors and a Mindful Path to Energy Abundance' by Jeane Manning & Susan Manewich.

New Children's Book by Local Author, Grant Rolston--'Travels With Fluffy'-a photograph story of Fluffy traveling across Canada. It is whimsical and will appeal to young children.


New Greeting Cards by local artist, Kathy Atkins. You can purchase a single card or 8 in a box.


Don Clarke as also updated and brought in larger art greeting cards with new art--Mt Ida is very beautiful; and a variety of images of bears.


 *****BYOB--July 1st a new bylaw came into effect to ban all single use plastic bags. So we encourage you to bring your own bag and if you do not have one then we can provide: free small boxes when on hand; free bags that other customers leave with us; or purchase a $2.00 multi use bag. This is a trend that other communities have/or will be adopting as we try to deal with the over abundance of plastic bags.*****************************


August-New Book:

   -'Trails of the West-Images of the North American Cowboy by Greg Bos, has arrived. A lot of the of the images are from well known Ranches in BC and Alberta.

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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