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 and records, host live music and events and are available for venue hire -


Opening Hours

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





From Wednesday to Saturday at 6pm our café transforms into a Wine & Tapas Bar, which has recently undergone a complete transformation. We have an elegant wine list and a large selection of locally brewed craft beers & ciders as well as top quality, great value 'house' options. In summer we serve jugs of sangria and in winter we serve mulled wine. All year round we serve our unique and popular cocktails.

Our courtyard is well lit with a lively atmosphere and live acoustic music from 7.30 to 9 most nights. The courtyard is home to a generation of graffiti. The bookshop building had a former life as a youth centre. Rather than white-wash the history of Sappho, owner Meredith Baillie has made the street-art a feature of the inviting garden courtyard.  

The renowned poetry night takes place here on the second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome.



Monday / Closed

Tuesday / Closed

Wednesday / 6:00 - late

Thursday / 6:00 - late

Friday / 6:00 - late

Saturday / 6:00 - late

Sunday / Closed