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 are also now home to Da Capo Music Bookshop, the only dedicated second-hand sheet music store in Australia. We buy and sell used books, sheet music and records, host live music and events and are available for venue hire


Monday: 8.30am to 6:30pm

Tuesday: 8.30am to 6:30pm

Wednesday: 8.30am till late

Thursday: 8.30am till late

Friday: 8.30am till late

Saturday: 8.30am till late

Sunday: 9:00am to 6:30pm


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-storeys building (circa 1880s) with three floors of packed bookshelves for you to browse.

 Struggling to find the perfect present? We also offer gift certificates! You can buy them in store or online here and we’ll post it out to them.


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