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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Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. RTB creates one of a kind, knowledge-driven talks in unusual locations. Their goal is to raise the bar on the content people consume in their everyday lives.

THE SAPPHO BAR will be hosting:


Welcome to Australia's grocery sector - where anti-competitive behaviour, predatory pricing, land-grabbing and shortchanged farmers are all part of the job. With Coles and Woolworths dominating not just food but petrol, hardware and liquor sales, this is the most concentrated market in the world. Alana asks: why should we care, and what are the alternatives?


Alana Mann teaches media and communications, and studies how ordinary citizens get engaged in activism. She is on the executive committee of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) and is a member of the Right to Food Coalition. Her book Global Activismin Food Politics: Power Shift was published in 2014. In a former life, she worked in marketing communications for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Smith Family. Her first job was on a checkout at Woolworths.

Earlier Event: October 14
Brewster Duo
Later Event: October 30
Social Dating Experiment