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Beautifully Crafted.

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Legend Keepers is a charming animal centric adventure sure to delight readers with a heart for the wilderness.”
––Rosanne Parry, 
NYT bestselling author of A Wulf Called Wander

Familial relationships that had once felt like acquaintanceships, are now deepened by the unfolding experiences of trauma, murder and exposed secrets. James must come to terms with a past that has haunted his family for decades, while forging a path for his own future.

Fascinating tales from growing up at the Old Idaho Penitentiary.

When Jerry Clapp’s father became warden of the Idaho State Penitentiary in 1945, the young boy quickly learned the rules and boundaries of roaming one of the most dangerous grounds in the West. 

It was the end of 1999. As the world anxiously anticipated a new century, John Hammond reluctantly celebrated a childhood goal – to live one hundred years. 

Wildflower Girl received the Idaho Library Association Book of the Year award (2019).

Cal has been relocated—again…

This time, to a new country, the coast of northwest Canada…

No friends. Far from home. And Uncle J seems disinterested in befriending his displaced nephew…

To be creative, you must trust your own voice, establish your own style.

The goal of Hidden Shelf is simple –
connect serious readers to great writers.

Legend Keepers – The Chosen One

Newly Released!

By Bruce Smith

A debut middle grade novel by wildlife biologist and award-winning science writer, Bruce L. Smith In a perilous place at the roof of the world, an orphaned mountain goat is rescued from certain death by a mysterious raven. Communication between a mountain goat and raven might seem strange. But what becomes more unreachable is Buddy’s realization that she alone can save a band of goats from the great danger foretold in an ancient legend. This brilliant tale with a clever mix of discovery will spark the intellectual curiosity of every reader.

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Mark your calendars for the release of The Warden’s Son, a posthumous memoir about growing up at the Idaho State Penitentiary by Jerry Clapp, son of Idaho’s longest serving Warden, Lou Clapp, and featuring an introduction by Anthony Parry, Old Idaho Penitentiary Interpretive Specialist.

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Send Judah First Giveaway

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Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Oluadah Equiano; all familiar names that have been readily adopted by American history. These Black history figures have been canonized for oratory skills, abolition work, or for being a first. While their exploits are worthy of consideration, our history books have ignored countless members of society whose exploits are not chronicled, remembered, or celebrated by many.

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Serious Literature. Unique History.
Beautifully Crafted.

Hidden Shelf is an independent publishing company based in Idaho. We provide quality content to local readers and world-wide readers alike! Our mission is to take a serious approach to our unique stories. Hidden Shelf currently has a small, but continuously growing, collection of books and eBooks available through Amazon.com.

While Amazon.com works wonderfully for the individual consumer, retailers can find Hidden Shelf books through Ingram. Our print-on-demand method of providing reading material is environmentally friendly and efficient with quick and quality results.

Hidden Shelf Publishing House is an independent publisher based in Idaho. Founded in 2017, we aim to amplify underrepresented voices and illuminate hidden narratives through innovative stories and unique perspectives. Our broad range of titles includes historical accounts, fiction, women’s interest, children’s literature, and more. We focus on building strong relationships with our authors so we can effectively share their stories with the world.

Now in our fifth year, Hidden Shelf Publishing House is a fast-growing press. Releases have included Amazon best-sellers, an Idaho Library Association book of the year, and a new release by a Christy Award® winning author.

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