Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar

We are one of Sydney's favourite General Second-hand Bookstores. Walk through to our beautiful courtyard Cafe that transforms into a tapas Bar at night.

- We buy and sell used books, sheet music and records, host live music and events and are available for venue hire -


Christmas Eve: Open but will close at 4pm

Tuesday 25th Christmas Day: Closed

Wednesday 26th Boxing Day: Closed

Thursday 27th: Closed

Friday 28th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Saturday 29th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Sunday 30th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

New Years Eve: Open but will close at 1.30pm

New Years Day: Closed


Monday: 8.30am to 7.00pm

Tuesday: 8.30am to 7.00pm

Wednesday: 8.30am till late

Thursday: 8.30am till late

Friday: 8.30am till late

Saturday: 8.30am till late

Sunday: 9:00am to 7:00pm


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, philosophy, foreign language and modern & contemporary fiction, to name a few. Many out of print and 'hard to find' books can be found at Sappho.

We buy and sell used books and are housed in a rambling multi-stories building (circa 1880s) with three floors of packed bookshelves for you to browse.



Monday / 8:30 - 6:30

Tuesday / 8:30 - 6:30

Wednesday / 8:30 - 8:00

Thursday / 8:30 - 8:00

Friday / 8:30 - 8:00

Saturday / 8:30 - 8:00

Sunday / 9:00 - 6:30