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.

For individual opening hours, see: BOOKSHOP HOURS ~ CAFE HOURS ~ BAR HOURS

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, wedding receptions, book launches, film evenings and the like. Our bar has a well developed wine, beer, and cocktail list. There is seating 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 - $2,000 minimum spend with a $500 deposit

- Wednesday to Saturday - $3,000 minimum spend with a $500 deposit

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

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

For Book Launches and similar events we can do these at a lower rate on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays - $2,000 minimum spend with a $500 deposit

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