We're on shortened Winter Hours hours until April! Click for details.

About Janus Books

A display table at Janus Books

Updated January 7th, 2023

Masks are highly recommended, but not mandatory

Your safety is our first priority. All of our staff are vaccinated and wear masks in-store. We would very much appreciate if you are able to wear a mask, but it is not mandatory.

Looking to Sell Your Books?

We're not looking at books until after the holidays, as we are quite busy this time of year! See our page on how to Sell Us Your Books for details.

Winter Hours 2023

During January, February and March of 2023 we will be on reduced hours as follows:

Tuesday CLOSED
11 am – 5 pm
11 am – 5 pm
11 am – 5 pm
11 am – 5 pm
12 am – 4 pm

We will be using this time for rest and recuperation, and to work on some large scale projects to serve you better in the long term. 

We expect to return to our regular hours in April. Watch this space for details.

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.

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.

Looking to sell us books? We have hundreds of people offer us thousands of books every month. In order to give your books the consideration they deserve, we are currently buying by appointment only.

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

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 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.

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.