We are OPEN for business!
We've made some changes, so please read up before you come to visit!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We will be CLOSED from December 24th to January 23rd, 2021. Please see our blog post for details.
Hours of Operation
We are now open for both browsing and curbside pickup between 12 - 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. We are currently closed on Monday!
There will be a limit of 4 browsers in the store at a time.
Our website remains open for online sales 24/7 with the option of FREE local delivery in Guelph or curbside pickup. We are also now offering Canada-wide shipping, including FREE shipping on Ontario orders over $100. See our Shipping Policy for more details.
Selling us Books
We are NOT currently buying books, however we are making preparations to do so. We will be making an announcement about this soon!
Health and Safety
Our first priority remains the health and safety of our customers and staff. We ask that all visitors entering the store:
- Wear a face covering to protect themselves and others
- Sanitize their hands, or if this is not possible, ask us for a pair of disposable gloves
- Physically distance by remaining 6 feet or more away from other customers and staff
- Quarantine any books they have handled, but are not purchasing, in one of the designated boxes
If you are feeling unwell, are self-isolating or are unable to comply with any of these requirements, please consider shopping online instead. We've put a lot of effort into our online store, and I think you will be happy with the service.
Thanks for doing your part! We'll get through this together.
In addition, we have asked the staff to self monitor and to take their temperature before coming to work. They have been trained on hand-washing, physical distancing, and keeping surfaces clean. Finally, we have opened up the layout of the store and installed protective equipment at the counter.
We are currently accepting for in-store payment:
- Interac/Debit (Tap only!)
- Visa, Mastercard and American Express
- Our old paper gift cards and our new online gift cards
- Apple Pay and Google Pay
If your debit card has a chip, but not "tap", please consider bringing another method of payment. We may not be able to accept a debit card without tap. We are looking into this.
All existing trade credit accounts remain valid. Unfortunately, we are unable to apply trade credit to purchases at this time. We will be honouring trade credit balances once we work out some technical details with our new system.
Our online store went live in April and has been a huge success. We continue to offer FREE local delivery in Guelph, as well as curbside pickup. If you can't come visit us in person, why not check out our online Catalogue instead?
We are very excited to open the store again! Thank you for your patience and thank you for helping keep everyone safe.
We hope to see you soon!
Owner, Janus Books