Welcome to Sappho Books

General Second-hand Bookstore, Cafe & Wine Bar


Sappho Books & Cafe is one of Sydney's favourite General Secondhand Bookshops. We have over 30,000 titles available in a huge range of categories - Art, Literature, History, Politics, Religion, Philosopy, Foreign Language and Modern & Contemporary Fiction to name a few. Many out of print and "hard to find" books can be found at Sappho.

Opposite Glebe Primary School, the site of the popular Glebe Markets, Sappho Books has offered browsers the ideal used bookshop experience for over a decade. We buy and sell used books and have two floors of packed bookshelves for you to browse.

At the rear of the shop is Sydney's acclaimed Sappho Cafe, Wine & Tapas bar - a popular Glebe destination. By day, the cafe is a favourite meeting place for university students, tourists, locals and the occasional celebrity. By night the Wine & Tapas bar boasts an eclectic crowd out for a different Sydney experience.

The courtyard at the rear of the rambling building (circa 1880s) is home to a generation of graffiti – a legacy of its former life as a youth centre. Rather than white-wash the history of Sappho’s new home, owner Meredith Baillie has made the street-art a feature of the inviting garden courtyard.

Visit our Music & Events page to see all upcoming gigs in the Wine Bar: here


 The Music Studio: Teaching or Rehearsal room - we are now taking bookings for 2014, contact us if you are interesdted in a permanent booking for teaching this year.It is located upstairs next door to Da Capo music. For details and to book click here.

Book Shop hours:

7.30am – 7.00pm .....     Monday - Tuesday
7.30am - till late......    Wednesday -Friday
8.30am - till late .....    Saturday
9.00am - 7.00pm .....     Sunday

Cafe hours:

7.30am – 6.00 pm ....... Monday - Friday
7.30am - 6.00pm ......    Saturday
9.00am - 6.30pm ......    Sunday

Wine & Tapas Bar

6.00pm - till late ...... Wednesday - Saturday

Phone: 02 9552 4498

Email: shop@sapphobooks.com.au

Instagram: #sapphobooks

We are located at:

51 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Sydney NSW Australia