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

 

 

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Poetry Night November

On the FIRST Tuesday of November (not the usual second Tuesday) the poetry night at Sappho will play host to AVANT GAGA #27, with special guests John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan, who haven't read in Sydney for many years, plus Lorna Munro and Dan Hogan, and an open mic. So come, eat, drink, speak, breathe, read, watch, listen, etc. The bar will be open late. Free entry, as ever. 

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JOHN KINSELLA
is the author of many books of poetry, fiction and criticism. He is a frequent collaborator with other poets, critics, fictionalists, artists, musicians, labourers, activists and friends. Recent poetry includes Jam Tree Gully (WW Norton, 2012), Sack (Picador and Fremantle Press, 2014), Firebreaks (WW Norton, 2016) and Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador, 2016); recent criticism includes Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley (ed. Niall Lucy, Liverpool University Press, 2010) and the forthcoming Polysituatedness: A Poetics of Displacement (Manchester University Press, 2017). He has edited many anthologies including the Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. John Kinsella is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Sustainability at Curtin University. He lives with poet and novelist Tracy Ryan, and their son Tim, at Jam Tree Gully in the Western Australian wheatbelt.

TRACY RYAN
is a Western Australian writer who has also lived for long periods overseas. She has published four novels, with a fifth due out next year. She has also published eight books of poetry — most recently Hoard (Whitmore Press, 2015). A ninth book of poetry, The Water Bearer, will be published by Fremantle Press in 2018.

LORNA MUNRO
is a Wiradjuri/Gamilaroi artist/educator working with visual arts, poetry, performance, radio, film, television, theatre and set design. She calls the Redfern/Waterloo area home. She has performed extensively as a spoken word artist, including in the Sydney Writers Festival in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

DAN HOGAN
is a writer from Sydney. His work as appeared in The Lifted Brow, LEFT, and Shabby Doll House, among others. He has performed his work at home and abroad. He was shortlisted for the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize. He also co-runs the readings series ‘subbed in’.

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OPEN MIC
Sign up for open mic is at the beginning of the night, from 7pm. Up to 10 readers, 2 minutes each, max.

Earlier Event: October 30
Social Dating Experiment
Later Event: November 11
Ella-Jane Sharpe