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

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  • Sappho Books, Cafe & Wine Bar 51 Glebe Point Rd Glebe, NSW, 2037 Australia (map)

On the second Tuesday of May, the Sappho poetry night will host the 16th Avant Gaga with poets Jill Jones, Anne Elvey, Joel Ephraims and Emily Stewart, followed by an open section for anyone wanting to try out their most wildest experiments in poetry. Beer, wine, tapas, books, chairs, umbrellas, muzak, etc. oh yeah, and poets. 


has published eight full-length books of poetry, and a number of chapbooks. Her latest books are The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher and Wattmann 2014), which won the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry, Ash is Here, So are Stars (Walleah Press 2012), and a chapbook, Senses Working Out (Vagabond Press 2012). She is amember of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. In 2014 she spent five months at Stockholm University as poet-in-residence. 

is a writer, editor and researcher from Melbourne, with honorary appointments at Monash University and University of Divinity, and interests in ecopoetics and ecological criticism. She is author of a poetry collection Kin (Five Islands Press, 2014) and three previous chapbooks, and co-editor of Climate Change—Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities (Wipf and Stock, 2013). Anne was the international winner of the Overleaf chapbook manuscript competition earlier this year and her chapbook “This Flesh That You Know” is forthcoming from Leaf Press around mid year. Anne is managing editor of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. She lives in Seaford, Victoria (Australia) with her partner Greg Price and two adult sons. 

lives on the South-East Coast of NSW. In 2011 he won the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and in 2013 his first collection of poetry ‘Through The Forest’ was published as part of Australian Poetry and Express Media’s New Voices Series. His poems have appeared in Tide, Voiceworks, Overland and Mascara. 

is commissioning editor of Seizure, and a poet whose recent work has been published in Overland and The Age. In 2014 Emily was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and a resident artist at the Arteles Creative Centre, Finland. Her chapbook LIKE is forthcoming from Bulky News Press. She lives in Sydney. 


If you'd like to read in the open section, please turn up at 7 and put your name down. Up to 10 poets, 2 mins each max.

Earlier Event: May 6
Later Event: May 16