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

 

 

Jessie Robins
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Jessie Robins

Jessie is a singer/songwriter aged 22, based in Sydney, Australia. She studied a Diploma of Contemporary Music and Performance at JMC Academy in Brisbane. With vocal strength influences from today’s highest selling artists such as Mariah Carey, LeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift, her musical sound falls under the Pop/Acoustic Genre.

You can purchase her Debut EP 'The Beginning' on ITUNES NOW! 
Jessie's latest upcoming single 'Writing on The Wall' will be released soon.

View Event →
Juan Price
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Juan Price

As well as his own songs, Juan plays covers in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, mainly from the 60s through the 80s. In English he sings songs by Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Don McLean and Johnny Cash among others. A passionate traveller, he brings his guitar with him everywhere he goes and has played in small concerts in bars and coffee shops in France, England, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

View Event →
The Emerald Ruby
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Emerald Ruby

Sometimes classical musicians are lead astray by the lilting sounds of folk music. This is what happened to Australian Flautist Jennifer Hankin, leading her to the sound of The Emerald Ruby. Combining glittery ukulele, lilting flutes and melodic vocals, her whimsical songs will bring a smile to anyone’s face. 

View Event →
James McQ
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

James McQ

With dynamic sets captivating all audience demographics, James combines ballads with upbeat songs and uses different effects and pedals which keep his sound interesting for the whole of the set.

View Event →
Juan Price
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Juan Price

As well as his own songs, Juan plays covers in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, mainly from the 60s through the 80s. In English he sings songs by Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Don McLean and Johnny Cash among others. A passionate traveller, he brings his guitar with him everywhere he goes and has played in small concerts in bars and coffee shops in France, England, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

View Event →

Juan Price
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Juan Price

As well as his own songs, Juan plays covers in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, mainly from the 60s through the 80s. In English he sings songs by Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Don McLean and Johnny Cash among others. A passionate traveller, he brings his guitar with him everywhere he goes and has played in small concerts in bars and coffee shops in France, England, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

View Event →
Zoe Ryan
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Zoe Ryan

Enigmatic and ever-changing, wandering folk-roots songwriter Zoe Ryan weaves tales of our human story through her work as effortlessly as she weaves her presence through her unfolding journey. Marrying symbolism and poetry with unconventional arrangements and other-worldly vocals, you will remember seeing this artist.

View Event →
Fergus Bailey and Robert Hughes
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Fergus Bailey and Robert Hughes

Fergus and Rob are members of experimental folk group The Teeth. Their duo sets consist of stripped-back versions of Teeth songs, and thoughtful covers from their influencers. These covers are usually re-thinkings of traditional Western singer-songwriter music blended with jazz, blues, pop, and country. 

View Event →
Victor Bravo
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Victor Bravo

Sydney based Vikta Bravo's latest single 'Pay No Heed' has been described as a ''haunting mix that comes with its own delectable ability to entice you into the melancholy''. Influenced by a wide range of styles, Vikta's songs range from Ambient to Psychedelic, Electronica to Folk, Blues to Alt Pop. These songs bring images of dreams, the Australian landscape, and a yearning for something more. Armed with a beat-up guitar and an amplifier twice his age, Vikta Bravo's music will take you on a journey.

View Event →
Kahuna Acoustic Duo
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Kahuna Acoustic Duo

Rich female vocals accompanied by clean electric guitar tones drenched in thick layers of synthesiser, Kahuna acoustic duo brings the atmosphere of the summertime beach to any venue, anytime of the year. Covering hits from rock to pop, 60s to now, all with a fresh and vibrant beach twist, the duo please any audience with their fun loving and creative vibe.

View Event →
Mark Ashurst
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Ashurst

Mark hails from Manchester UK, where he played in several of the region’s covers and originals bands. Since moving to Australia in 2005 he has been a regular on the Sydney music scene, providing the keyboards for Adventures With Alice’s 2008 album “Stereo in the Mono Age”. -blues and jazz influenced piano sounds.

View Event →
Fergus Bailey & Robert Hughes
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Fergus Bailey & Robert Hughes

Fergus and Rob are members of experimental folk group The Teeth. Their duo sets consist of stripped-back versions of Teeth songs, and thoughtful covers from their influencers. These covers are usually re-thinkings of traditional Western singer-songwriter music blended with jazz, blues, pop, and country

View Event →
Erin McMahon
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Erin McMahon

Erin McMahon is a 21 year old singer/songwriter and musician. Growing up in the country Erin was surrounded by many like-minded artists. She has a unique sound with influences of blues/indie and soul and plans to release new original material later this year. Erin's sound is inspired by artists such as; The Lumineers, Norah Jones, Birdy, Gnarles Barkley, Bon Iver, Hozier and JP Cooper.

View Event →
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Nyssa and Alex

Nyssa comes from the country town of Bowral with musical influences including Gabrielle Aplin, Ed Sheehan and Dean Lewis. She has five years of experience with career highlights including one million views on Youtube, experience on The Voice in France and playing at the wedding of Sam Burgess . She recently released her debut EP titled ‘Seasons’ with an official music video shot in France.  

View Event →
Kate Witchard
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Kate Witchard

Jazz standards, contemporary pop classics & blues ballads combine to create 'The Witching Hour'. Performed by Kate Witchard, a long time lover of gutsy jazz, blues and old-fashioned show business. Best accompanied by a smooth martini when the moon is out and magic happens.

View Event →
Michael DiMarco
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Michael DiMarco

Singer/songwriter Michael Dimarco performs popular folk and blues songs along with his own original material.

Influenced by the sounds and works of other artists, Michael began creating his own music and developing his own style as a vocalist and writer. His first EP is on its way.

View Event →
Mark Ashurst
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Ashurst

Mark hails from Manchester UK, where he played in several of the region’s covers and originals bands. Since moving to Australia in 2005 he has been a regular on the Sydney music scene, providing the keyboards for Adventures With Alice’s 2008 album “Stereo in the Mono Age”. -blues and jazz influenced piano sounds.

View Event →