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

Have your next function at Sappho, in our spacious courtyard venue - perfect when you want something intimate and a little bit groovy. At Sappho we have successfully hosted many birthday parties and wedding receptions, book launches, film evenings and the like. Our bar has a well developed wine, beer and cocktail list. The seating is for a maximum of 50 people. We can tailor a delicious tapas menu to suit your taste and budget.

While we don’t charge venue hire, we do have a minimum spend when you book out the whole venue. This covers both food & drinks and the price varies depending on whether it is for a night when the bar would normally be open to the public.

- Sunday, Monday or Tuesday - $1,500 minimum spend with a $500 deposit

- Wednesday to Saturday - $2,500 minimum spend with a $500 deposit

For large group bookings of 20-25 people on normal bar nights (Wednesday to Saturday) we ask for a deposit of $300. 25 is the maximum we can accommodate for these bookings. If your group is over 25 please see function rates above.

We can also host your wedding, but we will need a brief discussion before we can determine costs.

Any deposit you pay is, of course, taken off your tab for the night.