Heads up! We are NOT buying books right now due to renovations!

About Janus Books

A display table at Janus Books

Looking to Sell Your Books?

See our page on how to Sell Us Your Books for details.

Easter Hours

We will be OPEN on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th.

We will be CLOSED on Sunday, March 30th and Monday, April 1st.

Hours 2024

Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
12 pm – 4 pm


This page is always the best place to check our current hours. We try to keep our hours up to date on Google, Apple, Facebook, etc. but the hours here are our official hours.

Updated March 24th, 2024

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.

Delivery and Shipping

We offer online shopping with curbside or in-store pickup. We also ship Canada-wide. See our Shipping Policy for full information. We have paused our free local delivery for now.

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!


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 online@janusbooks.ca or by telephone at 226-486-1255. You may also contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Selling Us Your Books

Did you know we buy second-hand books? From recent bestsellers to centuries old classics, we're always looking for good books in good shape! We're famously picky about condition: we only buy books with no stains, no tears, and no smells.

For more details, see our page: Sell Us Your Books

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.