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Welcome 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.


May 2023:  Everything Shuswap is now back at the store

after updates made-very exciting as most requested book

we have had.

Welcome 2023: Our gardening books are out and selling

well; and we have added some new books to the store:

One of them is 'All the Quiet Places' by Falkland, BC author

Brian Thomas Isaac-he will also be a presenter at the local

'Word on the Lake Festival May 2023. Terry Nelson, from

Fernie, BC has brought in his book, 'Big Trees of the Inland

Temperate Forests of BC. And we have brought in

'Adventures in Solitude' by Grant Lawrence as his 2nd book

'Return to Solitude' has been selling so well.


As well, Dorothy Jepp (a member of the High Bar First Nation)

has brought in her book, Once Upon a Lifetime in the

Cariboo; and her three children's book. As well as Trapper

Bare Back Rider, Bush Pilot by Dale Trottier (his life) and

Ramona Holota.




  ****Remember--Starting July 1st, 2022 is the New Bylaw to 

eliminate plastic bags, so it is BYOBag--stores will have

alternate bags to sell (our bag with our logo is a $1.00) or

bring your own.


  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.

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


Opened July 2009.

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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