A display table Janus Books.


What is Janus Books?

Janus Books is an independent second-hand bookstore in Guelph, Ontario.

We offer a curated selection of books in great condition at low prices.

Our current inventory is about 15,000 titles. Sections include Fiction and Literature, Philosophy, Science, History, Classics, Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Self-help, Cooking, Travel, Art, Science Fiction, Mystery, Poetry, and many more!


*** Importance Notice ***

Until January we will be buying by appointment only. If you have books to sell, please contact us before bringing them in. Exceptions may be made if you have less than a dozen books and come when it is not busy, but please keep in mind this is our busiest time of year. What and how we buy.


Holiday Hours

  • We will be CLOSED on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
  • We will CLOSE EARLY at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
  • We will be OPEN LATE until 8 p.m. on weeknights leading up to Christmas.
  • Otherwise, we will be following our regular hours.

Holiday Schedule

Thursday Dec. 13th Extended Hours 10 - 8
Friday Dec. 14th Extended Hours 10 - 8
Monday Dec. 17th Extended Hours 10 - 8
Tuesday Dec. 18th Extended Hours 10 - 8
Wednesday Dec. 19th Extended Hours 10 - 8
Thursday Dec. 20th Extended Hours 10 - 8
Friday Dec. 21st Extended Hours 10 - 8
Monday Dec. 24th Christmas Eve 10 - 4
Tuesday Dec. 25th Christmas Day CLOSED
Wednesday Dec. 26th Boxing Day CLOSED
Tuesday Jan. 1st New Year’s Day CLOSED

Looking to sell us books?

Find out what and how we buy.