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

 

 

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Poetry Night
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Night

On the second Tuesday of October, the poetry night at Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar will play host to guest poets Pip Smith, Mark Mordue, Michele Seminara, and David Adès, plus the usual open section. Drinks and tapas at the bar. Free entry, as ever! 

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Duncan Saige
Oct
6
8:30 PM20:30

Duncan Saige

Duncan Saige is an indie/folk singer-songwriter from Perth, WA. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Tallest Man on Earth, and Crowded House, Duncan Saige glows with infectious melodies and captures raw vocals enveloped in acoustic guitar layers.

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Bailey & Hughes
Sep
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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Harrison Rimmer
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Harrison Rimmer

 

Harrison Rimmer is a singer songwriter from England hailing from the little town of Blackpool. Having toured around the UK, Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands, Harrison is currently touring around Australia bringing his sound described as a cross of Bruce Springsteen with the power of Nirvana. With reflective and emotive lyrics.

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Poetry Night Avant Gaga #40
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Night Avant Gaga #40

On the second Tuesday of Spring, the monthly poetry night at Sappho will play host to AVANT GAGA #40, with special guests Keri Glastonbury, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Maryam Azam, and Allis Hamilton, plus the usual open mic section. Drinks and tapas at the bar. FREE entry. 

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Mark Ashurst
Sep
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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Henry Hanson
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Henry Hanson

Henry Hanson is a Sydney based folk musician who combines tasteful arrangements and evocative melodies in order to create atmospheres that are both thoughtful and emotive. Having spent much of the last year wandering aimlessly around America, Henry’s music focuses on connections to people and places, as well as themes of loss and change. His debut single, Victoria Park, was released in April 2018.

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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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Maxine Baker
Aug
31
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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