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 -


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  • Sappho Books 51 Glebe Point Rd Glebe, NSW, 2037 Australia (map)

Second Tuesday of March: poetry night at Sappho: special guests: Nathan Shepherdson, Fiona Wright, David Stavanger: plus open mic. Tapas and drinks at the bar. Free entry. 7pm. Bring your selves.


is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Day the Artists Stood Still Volume 1. He's won a number of awards including the Newcastle Poetry Prize, The Ulrick Prize, The Arts Qld Shapcott Award and the Mary Gilmore Award. He is a sometime collaborator with other poets including David Stavanger and Pascalle Burton, and with visual artists such as Alun Leach-Jones and Arryn Snowball. A small volume in translation is due for publication in Milan.

is a writer, editor and critic from Sydney. Her poetry collection, Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Sydney’s Writing & Society Research Centre, and her next book, a collection of essays on hunger, is forthcoming from Giramondo this year.

is a poet, writer and cultural producer. He is also the Co-Director of the QLD Poetry Festival. In 2013 he won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Award and was also Australia’s inaugural Reader-in-Residence based at Brisbane Square Library. As his alter ego, Ghostboy, he is a Green Room nominated spoken word artist, who has won the Performance Poetry World Cup (Nimbin) and performed nationally and overseas. As Ghostboy he also established the thriving QLD poetry slam scene and has performed on stages around the world, both solo and with the band Golden Virtues. The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry, was recently launched at the QLD Poetry and Brisbane Writers Festivals.


The usual open section will take place after the guest poets. 10 readers max. 2 minutes each. Sign up from 7pm.

Earlier Event: February 25
Later Event: March 11