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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.


 We will be closed Monday, Feb 17th for Family Day.


*****Roger's Hometown Hockey coming to Salmon Arm March 7th & 8th. There is a 'Paint the Town Red Contest';  and every friday, beginning Feb 14th-March 6th, is Hockey Jersey Day in Salmon Arm. There will be a parade Sunday, March 8th with more details to come---check out Salmon Arm downtown.com or facebook smallcitybigevents for further information.*******




****Mardi Gras tickets are now available for purchase at the store. This is a great fundraiser for the 'Word on the Lake' festival in May 2020.




Date:  Feb. 29th with doors opening 7 pm.


Place: 5th Ave Seniors Centre.
Details: Dancing; Best Mask/Costume Prize; 50/50 draw; Silent Auction; No Host Bar; and lots of Food.

 Tickets are $40.00 each. Come out and celebrate Leap Year and support a wonderful Festival.


We are down to 6 copies of 'Everything Shuswap' by our local author, Jim Cooperman. Once they are gone that will be it.            


November 27th, 2019:


New book from local author/photographer Joanne Prigmore has arrived just in time for Christmas-a beautiful paperback coffee table of the Local area called 'Seeing is Believing The Shuswap--One Click At a Time.'


 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, 2019 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.*****************************

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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