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 -


Christmas Eve: Open but will close at 4pm

Tuesday 25th Christmas Day: Closed

Wednesday 26th Boxing Day: Closed

Thursday 27th: Closed

Friday 28th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Saturday 29th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Sunday 30th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

New Years Eve: Open but will close at 1.30pm

New Years Day: Closed


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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Timothy Nelson

Over the past decade, Timothy Nelson has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters. Though his career has twisted and turned, both in style and in subject, from fronting Timothy Nelson & The Infidels and High Horse, earning multiple WAMI’s, to moonlighting in The Kill Devils Hills – it is solo, where Nelson’s always been driven to go. 

On Words Like Young, his debut solo album, Nelson deftly forges a sound that’s all his own; he has the ability to take straight forward power-pop, alt-country and classic rock 'n' roll and hammer down a sound that doesn’t feel like an exercise in time travel. Diverse, enigmatic, dynamic and refreshingly rebellious, Nelson explores topics of personal growth with heavy introspection.
It’s a record of unquestionably great studio aptitude: a carefully arranged, high fidelity production recorded and co-produced by Dan Caroll at Rada Studios in Perth. 

“Welcome to Timothy Nelson’s world. Trips out, half-baked in his half-broken-down van, break up the days of Perth suburban day-dreaming, where fantasies of the unobtainable — love or luxurious overseas trips — slide side-by-side next to strict self-analysis, the expected introspective result of reflective hours.” 
- Rolling Stone Australia

With first single ‘We Never Change’ already getting flogged on national radio, the music video for ‘New York (You’ll Never Be Mine)’ – directed by Perth ex-pat Julia Ngeow in NYC, was just recently nominated for Best Music Video in the Australian Online Video Awards. Nelson also just wrapped up tour of New South Wales and Victoria with Liz Stringer (VIC), in support of Words Like Young’s vinyl release (through Obsious Records), and will return to the US in May.

Earlier Event: November 11
Kate Witchard
Later Event: November 17
Emad Younan