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About Janus Books

A display table at Janus Books


IMPORTANT UPDATE: We will be CLOSED from December 24th to January 23rd, 2021. Please see our blog post for details.

Due to an abundance of caution, we are NOT buying books at this time. 

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 more than 15,000 carefully curated books in excellent condition on a wide range of topics, from recent bestsellers to hard-to-find curiosities. 


We are open for browsing 12 - 5 pm, 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday. We are currently closed Mondays. We require that you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose and sanitize your hands before you enter the store.


We are located at 10 Paisley St. in Downtown Guelph, next to Market Fresh. Get directions.

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.

Delivery and Shipping

We continue to sell online through our Catalogue with FREE delivery in Guelph and free curbside pickup. We have also recently added options for Canada-wide shipping. See our Shipping Policy for full information. 

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.