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.

For individual opening hours, see: BOOKSHOP HOURS ~ CAFE HOURS ~ BAR HOURS

Discussion Group: Open Minds
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion Group: Open Minds

Got something to say? Or prefer just to listen? Come along, have a drink and take part in a stimulating discussion night hosted by experienced psychologist and life coach Claudia Turro.  

Claudia facilitates a warm and inclusive environment that supports open dialogue. Find her online at claudiaturro.com

This month’s topic is:                  Love

Held at the Sappho Bar - back table. This event is free and there is no need to book, you can just turn up. The bar is open as usual, with live music.

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Steph Miller
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Steph Miller

From Celtic to Country, Folk and Blues, Steph Miller has been writing and playing songs in Sydney for many years, both solo and in bands such as Roaring Jack, Eva Trout and The Winter Station. Originals are mixed with intelligent covers that steer clear of cliche and ennui.

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Open Stage
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Open Stage

Sappho Books' monthly Open Stage night is back for Septemberat the Sappho Bar! There will be at least eight 10-minute open-performance slots available (though there is often room for more!). We encourage all sorts of performers to take part in our Open Stage nights, from music to comedy, performance poetry to acting scenes. Sign-up for the open section starts at 6:30 on the night, and the event kicks off at 7. Entry is free, and the bar will be open for drinks.

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Poetry Night
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Night

Poetry nights are held on the second Tuesday of every month (except January) and have become renowned for their welcoming atmosphere and line-up of well known poets

The night usually features three or four poets reading their own work, followed by open mic readings.

There are a limited amount of spots available in the open mic section, so get in early by arriving by 6:45 pm to sign up in person. One poem each, up to 2 minutes.
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Max Ernst, Aux antipodes du paysage, 1936, oil and grattage on canvas, 24.2 x 33 cm.

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Rio 10 Trio
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Rio 10 Trio

Rio 10 trio consists of Samuel Choi (keyboard/piano), Daniel Yasin ( Drums) and Alex Lee (Bass). They are a locally based Latin-Jazz trio.

 Their sound comes from borrowing and mixing ideas from their favourite genres such as Bossa Nova and Swing jazz. 

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Somewhere Becoming Rain
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Somewhere Becoming Rain

Somewhere Becoming Rain is a Sydney based music duo comprising siblings Stan and Orla Doyle. Reflecting the many instruments and genres the two grew up with, they perform a range of covers, always looking to bring something new and fresh to a well-loved tune.

From contemporary rock to jazz to pop classics, the duo loves performing in intimate settings, where they can share their love for music, and the stories it tells. 

 

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Andrew Browne
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne is a singer, songwriter and carpenter from Redfern, often found at his bushland cabin at Yarramalong. He plays acoustic, easy-going tunes, light and slightly bluesy.

Andrew plays only original songs, but the stories are familiar to everyone, about the usual range of things: the living, the dead and those in between.

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Haley Holgate
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Haley Holgate

Haley Holgate is a local singer/songwriter, enchanting listeners with her passionate vocals and performances. Her influences come from the world of pop music, presenting unique covers of the latest tunes and classics. She is currently honing in her pop/folk vibe and working on her first ever E.P which is highly anticipated by her following.

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Bailey & Hughes
Jul
17
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
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Lachlan Jacques

Lachlan Jacques is a folk singer/songwriter based in Sydney. Being influenced by traditional American folk music he started to write songs a few years ago but only recently started to construct, record and perform them.

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Rayn McDonald
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Rayn McDonald

Rayn is a singer-songwriter, born in the Blue Mountains and growing up in Sydney, with a unique creative voice. Drawing his music from folk roots, indie rock and some Middle Eastern improvisation, Rayn's songs explore the natural state of living and encourage us to stay connected with our dreams. His beautiful voice and varying musical textures bring home his soulful message of maintaining our inner life in today's world. He has performed at Fairlight Folk and his upcoming performances include the VIVID showcase "99 Stories" and The Sydney Folk Festival.

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Maxine Baker
Jun
15
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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Mark Lucas
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Lucas

Singer-songwriter, Mark Lucas doesn’t fit neatly into the mould of contemporary Australian country/roots artists. A resident of inner-western Sydney, Mark spins tales rooted in urban experience but informed by a land as untamed and contrasting as the characters who inhabit it.

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Luella
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Luella

Luella is an Indie Folk singer-songwriter and covers artist based in Canberra. She grew up in Bellingen and Sydney with a very musical family, and was destined to become a musician. Her voice is angelic, clear and full of heart. She writes about soul searching, love and hardship and covers a lot of classics.

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Lachlan Jacques
May
25
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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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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