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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.




 Welcome back everyone! We re-opened in May 2020.


  New Store Hours and Days:


  Open: Tues-Sat   10-4pm. Closed Sunday & Mondays.

  In The Store: Please practice safe distancing.

                      -If showing signs of illness or not feeling well

do not come into the store.

                     -We will have hand sanitizer available.

                     -We will be monitoring the number of

customers within the store.

                    -Our washroom if for customer use only.


         These are interesting times and we will have to assess

and reassess things as we go along. Please be patient with

us as we work through this 'New Normal'. ******


Note: On Saturdays the Alexander ST will be closed to

walking traffic only for a wonderful plaza atmosphere.

Vendors from the Farmer's market; tables to sit at and

eat/relax and music are some of the fun things to see and

participate in. This will happen for the summer months into

the Fall. There are sanitation stations and practicing safe

distancing regulations in place.


New Books into the Store July 2020:


        'Medicinal Mushrooms of Western North America' by J.

Duane Sept and Robert Rogers.


       'Stagecoach North A History of Barnard's Express' by

local author Ken Mather--transportation to and from the

Cariboo Gold Rush in BC.


         'A Wiggle isn't a Waggle' by Jamie C Mchugh from

Kelowna, BC is a wonderful children's book about about

Buzzy Bee and his woodland friends.


       'Papa's Beach' by Alberta author Lynn Steeves. This fun

children's book describes Macey exploring her Papa's

beach near Powell River on BC's Sunshine Coast.



Books: We welcome people to keep bringing their books in for Credit; we carry a variety of new and used books. 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 11th 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*******



Closed Sundays, Mondays 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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