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

OPENING HOURS

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

EASTER OPENING HOURS

We are open as usual over the holiday period, including Anzac day

Lachlan Jacques
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Lachlan Jacques

A singer/songwriter based in Sydney. Influenced by traditional American folk music. I've been writing and recording songs for a few years but rarely performing them. Now I wish to start sharing and performing live what I have been working on behind the scenes.

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Maxine Baker
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Maxine Baker

Born and raised in Sydney, Maxine Baker is a country singer and songwriter who loves nothing more than to sit down with her guitar. After signing a record deal in 2017 with Lamon Records Nashville, Maxine recorded her debut single and music video in Nashville due to release early 2018. She has written over 80 songs, was asked to perform at the Shine Showcase at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2018, has performed at festivals and gigs around Australia and has been lucky enough to play at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN three times. Maxine loves sharing her own music with her audiences as well as playing some old classics that everyone enjoys, so come along for a fun night of tunes! 

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Jessie Robins
May
4
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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Charlotte Thompson
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Charlotte Thompson

Charlotte Rose is a young Northern Beaches-based musician with a big heart. Armed with “a guitar that speaks” and a compelling, emotional presence, she tells stories; traversing the sounds of Folk, Indie, Blues and Pop in her originals and covers. From Folk Festivals at the far corners of NSW to Sydney's classic hole-in-the-wall spaces, to busking on the streets - Charlotte’s versatile "nightingale" voice never fails to draw a crowd. Charlotte recently had success with her songwriting, placing first at the ACU CAPA National Showcase. She has recently appeared at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Newport, and is a regular performer each year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Look out for her debut EP this winter (official release date coming soon).

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Bella & Lauren
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bella & 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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Bella & Lauren
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Bella & 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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James McQ
May
24
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.

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T3
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

T3

T3 combines the craftsmanship of contemporary songwriting and the raw energy, improvisational pizzaz and sound perfect for live music. Our original tracks (Soon to be released singles "Steady" and "Arabica" amongst others) meld the harmonic intricacies of jazz tradition with the catchy up-tempo beats of our drummer. Our lead singer is a versatile soprano; her soulful and rich tone can range anywhere from Paul Kelly to Operatic solos and leave the audience on their feet. Our lead guitarist/pianist's blues improvisation would leave Herbie Hancock in awe.

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Jordan Kenny
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Jordan Kenny

Jordan Kenny resides along the Southern beaches of Sydney and has always had an affinity for the nature and the beauty that surrounds him. He has been playing and writing music since he was just a kid and has always lived in the heart of his imagination, bringing this sacred world to life with the intricacy and delicacy of words and music. From a young age he was inspired heavily by the likes of artists such as David Bowie, The Beatles, Nick Drake and Bob Dylan, crafting words and sounds from their prowess but striving to glue them to a modern backdrop as well. He has been around the Sydney circuit for a while now playing in any venue he can, striving to be the only person he is destined to become by being the person he decides to be.

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Poetry Night
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Night

On the second Tuesday of April, the poetry night at Sappho Books will play host to Anne Casey, Ali Whitelock, Rae White, and Jason Gray, plus the usual open mic section. Drinks and tapas at the bar. Free entry.

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Bella & Lauren
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Bella & 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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Andy Penkow
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Andy Penkow

Andy Penkow is a Country/Americana singer-songwriter from the NSW South Coast. He has been writing and performing since he was twelve. His influences include Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rodriguez, and The Eagles.

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Bailey & Hughes
Mar
6
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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Lachlan Jacques
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Lachlan Jacques

A singer/songwriter based in Sydney. Influenced by traditional American folk music. I've been writing and recording songs for a few years but rarely performing them. Now I wish to start sharing and performing live what I have been working on behind the scenes.

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Charlotte Thompson
Feb
27
9:30 PM21:30

Charlotte Thompson

Charlotte Rose is a young Northern Beaches-based musician with a big heart. Armed with “a guitar that speaks” and a compelling, emotional presence, she tells stories; traversing the sounds of Folk, Indie, Blues and Pop in her originals and covers. From Folk Festivals at the far corners of NSW to Sydney's classic hole-in-the-wall spaces, to busking on the streets - Charlotte’s versatile "nightingale" voice never fails to draw a crowd. Charlotte recently had success with her songwriting, placing first at the ACU CAPA National Showcase. She has recently appeared at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Newport, and is a regular performer each year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Look out for her debut EP this winter (official release date coming soon).

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Bella & Lauren
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bella & 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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Poetry Night Avant Gaga #43
Feb
12
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Night Avant Gaga #43

On the second Tuesday of February, the first poetry night of 2019 at Sappho Books will be AVANT GAGA #43, featuring 6 guest poets — Michael Farrell, Bonny Cassidy, Corey Wakeling, Amelia Dale, a.j. carruthers, and Luke Patterson — plus an open mic section. Drinks and tapas at the bar. Free entry, as ever!

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