OPEN 11 am – 5 pm every day but Monday!

About Janus Books

A display table at Janus Books

We are OPEN!

Masks and physical distancing are required for all visitors.

Your safety is our first priority. All of our staff are triple-vaccinated, tested regularly with rapid tests, wear masks in-store, and regularly sanitize high-touch surfaces.

Due to provincial restrictions we are currently limited to 50% capacity, which is about 6 people at a time.


We are currently open 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday for in-store shopping as well as curbside/in-store pickup. We are not currently buying books.

Delivery and Shipping

We offer online shopping with FREE delivery in Guelph or the option for curbside or in-store pickup. We have also recently added options for Canada-wide shipping. See our Shipping Policy for full information. 

Selling Us Your Books

We are not currently buying books, but we are making plans to resume in the near future, when we will have more time, more space, and more money to do so. Capacity restrictions and uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic are continuing to present challenges in this area. In the meantime, we continue to add new inventory as we mine the back room for treasures!

Gift Cards

And don't forget about our popular Gift Cards that can be used online or in-store. We offer both physical gift cards and digital gift cards that can be emailed!

About Us

Established in 2012, Janus Books has a long tradition of buying and selling high quality second-hand books in beautiful downtown Guelph. We carry thousands of carefully curated books in excellent condition on a wide range of topics, from recent bestsellers to hard-to-find curiosities.


We are located in the Shops at Paisley on the corner of Norfolk and Paisley in downtown Guelph. We're in the same plaza as Market Fresh, Simply Wonderful Toys and the new Wine Rack, just across from the main branch of the Guelph Public Library.

Our full address is 10 Paisley St., Guelph, ON, N1H 2N6. Get directions from Google.

Contact Us

We can be reached by email at or by telephone at 226-486-1255. You may also contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Our Online Store

Our online store is powered by Shopify, an established Canadian company that provides e-commerce solutions to more than a million customers worldwide. Ordering online with us is easy, safe and secure. For more information on credit card security, see Shopify's website.


Still have questions? Contact us by filling out the form below.