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 -

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 & 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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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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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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Claudie Grace
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Claudie Grace

Claudie Grace is a singer-songwriter based in Sydney.

Her sets consist of chill, stripped back version of pop songs, blended with her deep and soulful voice. 

Her musical influences include James Bay, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, Lewis Capaldi.

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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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Bella & Lauren
Jan
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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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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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
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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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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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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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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