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

HOLIDAY HOURS

Christmas Eve: Open but will close at 4pm

Tuesday 25th Christmas Day: Closed

Wednesday 26th Boxing Day: Closed

Thursday 27th: Closed

Friday 28th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Saturday 29th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Sunday 30th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

New Years Eve: Open but will close at 1.30pm

New Years Day: Closed

USUAL 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

Bella and Lauren
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Bella and Lauren

Bella and Lauren have been performing together since they met and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

With Bella’s deep raspy tone complimenting Lauren’s powerful range the pair were born to sing together and are hoping to start a band in the near future. 

From Winehouse to Nicks, Beatles to Bowie, the singer-song writing duo plan to take over the world with their dynamic vocals... if not the world, at least Glebe. 

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Mark Ashurst
Dec
22
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.

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Bailey & Hughes
Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

Bailey & 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. 

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Jessie Robins
Jan
5
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.

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Sabrina Stone
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Sabrina Stone

Sabrina Stone's upcoming release, 'International Date Line' is about a love that spans the ocean and occasionally gets pulled under the waves. Full of romance, heartache and humour, she's bringing the new songs to Melbourne and Sydney, so you don't have to fly 26hrs to her hometown of NYC. (Exclusive pre-release copies of the album available in person.) Sing-a-longs not mandatory but highly suggested.

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Sabrina Stone
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Sabrina Stone

Sabrina Stone's upcoming release, 'International Date Line' is about a love that spans the ocean and occasionally gets pulled under the waves. Full of romance, heartache and humour, she's bringing the new songs to Melbourne and Sydney, so you don't have to fly 26hrs to her hometown of NYC. (Exclusive pre-release copies of the album available in person.) Sing-a-longs not mandatory but highly suggested.

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Bailey & Hughes
Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

Bailey & 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. 

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Jessie Robins
Jan
26
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.

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Kate Witchard
Dec
15
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.

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Poetry Night
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Night

On the second Tuesday of December, the final poetry night of 2018 at Sappho Books will be AVANT GAGA #42, with guest poets Gig Ryan, Laurie Duggan, Jessica Mei Cham and Andrew Brooks, plus an open section. Drinks and tapas at the bar. FREE entry, as ever.

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Mark Ashurst
Dec
8
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.

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Ellen Bellew
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Ellen Bellew

Ellen Bellew is a student at the Australian Institute of Music studying for a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. Being musically inclined since the age of 12, she has trained in instruments such as voice, piano, and guitar, as well as promoting and performing at student-based music events at the Mosman Youth Centre. While doing performances at AIM as well as other universities, she is beginning to do more solo contemporary gigs to expand her performance experience.

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Bella & Lauren - cancelled due to weather
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bella & Lauren - cancelled due to weather

Bella and Lauren have been performing together since they met and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

With Bella’s deep raspy tone complimenting Lauren’s powerful range the pair were born to sing together and are hoping to start a band in the near future. 

From Winehouse to Nicks, Beatles to Bowie, the singer-song writing duo plan to take over the world with their dynamic vocals... if not the world, at least Glebe. 

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Jarrah Ferris
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Jarrah Ferris

Jarrah has a laid-back style and plays easy-listening acoustic tunes. He has played at numerous hotels and cafes throughout Sydney and The Blue Mountains. He has a large repertoire of covers and originals.

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Suzanne Egertson
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Suzanne Egertson

Suzanne Egertson is a singer-songwriter from New York City. She is studying abroad in Sydney for the semester and thoroughly enjoying the beautiful beaches and strong coffee. She is majoring in acting in university and hopes to pursue some sort of creative career once she graduates. You can find her on Instagram under suzyque_18, her facebook is Suzanne Egertson, and her soundcloud is suzyqueue for original music. 

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Robyn King
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Robyn King

Robyn King is a Sydney-based singer/songwriter with over thirty years experience in the music industry. Having recently released her first full-length album, Robyn’s music is a mix of rock, blues, and folk, creating a sound that is easily recognisable as her own.

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Elk Bell
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Elk Bell


Elk Bell has released two full length offerings, both have been crowned Feature Album by Western Australia’s RTRfm. Since 2011 her songs have received airplay and further feature status across Australia and college radio in the U.S.

You might catch her in solo singer/songwriter mode on guitar, piano or harp, or in full band extravaganza mode with her trove of Perth’s finest musicians.

Influenced by Aldous Harding, Sharon Van Etten, Agnes Obel, Low Roar and all the curious unknown songwriters hidden away doing the only thing that makes them feel whole.

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Mark Ashurst
Nov
3
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 →
Jarrah Ferris
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Jarrah Ferris

Jarrah has a laid-back style and plays easy-listening acoustic tunes. He has played at numerous hotels and cafes throughout Sydney and The Blue Mountains. He has a large repertoire of covers and originals.

View Event →
Bailey & Hughes
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Bailey & 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 →