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

 

 

The Chesterfield Band
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Chesterfield Band

The Chesterfield Band is a luscious, raw, high energy, indie roots experience that is compelling, captivating and powerful. Combining the irresistible voice of Tess, her Dad (CC) on guitar, Craig on bass and a smooth layer of beats from Dylan underneath, The Chesterfield Band delivers an incredible sound.

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Niq Reefman
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Niq Reefman

Niq has been indicated as a fusion-gypsy in a one-man musical, dubbed as "Tim Minchin flying a trumpet through a thunderstorm". During the last two years he became a self-sufficient travelling musician, hitting festivals across Australia and presenting folk in a unique storytelling mode while playing multiple instruments at once (accordion and trumpet). 

This year Niq presents his new album with folky fairytales and danceable electro tunes.

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Juan Price
Aug
23
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.

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Mark Ashurst
Aug
25
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
Aug
29
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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Kate Witchard
Sep
1
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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Juan Price
Aug
17
7:30 AM07:30

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.

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Bailey & Hughes
Aug
15
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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Poetry Night Avant Gaga #39
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Night Avant Gaga #39

On the second Tuesday of August, the poetry night at Sappho Books will play host to AVANT GAGA #39, with guest poets Jessica Wilkinson, Maarten van der Graaff (Netherlands), Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, and more to be announced, plus the usual open mic section. Drinks and tapas at the bar. Free entry!

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Bailey & Hughes
Aug
8
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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Robyn King
Aug
4
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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Robyn King
Jul
21
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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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.

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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.

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Fergus Bailey and Robert Hughes
Jul
11
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. 

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Poetry Night Avant Gaga 38
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Night Avant Gaga 38

On the second Tuesday of July, deep in the fake-dead heart of a mild Sydney winter, the poetry night at Sappho Books will host AVANT GAGA #38, with Duncan Hose, Jini Maxwell, Jake Goetz and Claire Albrecht, plus the usual open mic section. Drinks and tapas at the bar till late(ish), heaters, blankets, water, Glühwein, tables, chairs, smoking section, toilets—you know, the works.

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Fergus Bailey and Robert Hughes
Jul
7
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. 

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Fergus Bailey
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Fergus Bailey

A 19 year old singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Folk music in the style of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, blended with noise rock and shoegaze in the style of The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, with a bit of cello and trumpet over the top for good measure.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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