Rare books condition

Book condition is described in the product page description, indicating its standard term, and any major defect. Please read carefully before buying to avoid any disappointment. 

Pictures detailing book conditions are available under request.
All first editions are first printing, unless stated otherwise.

Standard terms to describe the condition are as follow:

As New: Perfectly preserved book. 

Fine: As New but allowing for the normal effects of time on an unused book that has been protected. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages. 

Near Fine: Used book that is almost but not quite in fine condition, shows some small signs of wear or slight shelf wear - but no tears.

Very Good: Used book that is at the high end of Good but not quite  Fine. The book might have a lightly bumped cover corner or shelf wear. The dust jacket might be a bit rubbed along its edges and might have a few tiny edge chips. 

Good: Used book that is complete, sound, and clean, with moderate signs of wear. The book may look somewhat shelfworn and may have bumped corners. This is our minimum acceptable condition. 


Order confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation of your order, confirming the transaction and detailing the items you have ordered.

Please note that due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee that a particular book will be available by the time you finalize your order. In these circumstances, we will notify you and re-fund you as soon as possible with any sum debited from your credit/debit card. 



All purchases must be paid by credit or debit card.

Your credit card details are not revealed to us, and are never stored on our server or database. Payment in full for each order placed by individuals must be received and cleared before items will ship.



For our publications, you will have the ability to choose between 2 delivery options during checkout.
First option is free shipping. It does NOT include tracking number. We will not be responsible for any lost parcel.
Second option is registered shipping. It does include tracking number. Expenses are calculated based on the weight of the items selected and the geographical zone they are sent to.

For our rare books, only option available is registered shipping. Delivery expenses are calculated during checkout, based on the weight of the items selected and the geographical zone they are sent to.

All items are packaged as securely as possible with bubble wrap and strong cardboard book boxes.

You will receive a dispatch email from us when your order ships, including its tracking number if applicable. Your item will be shipped as soon as payment is received, within 3 business days, though if you have any special requirements, please let us know.

As a general guide you should expect to receive your order within the following timescales after shipment has taken place: 
Spain: 2 - 8 days
EU: 6 - 14 days
United States: 7 - 18 days
Japan, others: 14 - 21 days

Please note that overseas delivery times can vary considerably depending on the country.

If your order has not arrived in this time or you have any other inquiries please contact us at and we will advise you accordingly.


Return and cancellation

Under the EU law, you have the right to return and get a refund of any item within 14 days of receiving the order. We will give you a refund by the same method as your original payment for products that are returned with proof of purchase and in the same conditions that were bought, once we have received them. Refund usually takes around 2-6 working days to arrive to customer, but it can take up to 30 days depending on location and card company, so please be patient, and if you have any doubt or issue you can get in touch with your credit/debit card company.

Returns must be paid for by the customer.

Before returning an item, please get in touch with us at so we can tell you how to proceed.


Data protection

JANUS BOOKS will never share your contact, login, or purchase details with any third party under any circumstance. The data you provide when you register in our website is used exclusively for internal purposes and will only be used to manage your commands, it won’t be used to send you information you haven’t authorized or requested.
In accordance with the Spanish Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data, customers can access, modify and cancel their personal data at any time getting in contact with us at


Janus Books

Founder Gabriel Alberti
Address Pl. Sant Just 2, 1-2 - 08002 Barcelona, Spain
VAT number ES48086437S