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 Poetry Night: Avant Gaga #47

On the second Tuesday of September, the monthly poetry night at Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar will play host to AVANT GAGA #47, with guest poets Angela Gardner, Jake Goetz, Rico Craig and more to be confirmed, plus the usual open section. Drinks and tapas are available at the bar, and it's FREE ENTRY.

For open mic, sign-up is from 6:45pm at the venue. Ask for Angelique or Toby. Up to 10 readers can sign up to read for 2 mins each.


studied Visual Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Her latest collection of poetry, Some Sketchy Notes on Matter, will be published by Recent Works Press in October 2019. Recently her poems have appeared in Blackbox Manifold, The Long Poem and Tears in the Fence, UK; Axon, Hecate, Rabbit and Cordite, Australia; and West Branch USA. She has received a Churchill Fellowship, an Australia Council Literature Residency and the Thomas Shapcott Prize among other awards and commissions. She co-edits the poetry journal and exhibits regularly with NightLadder Collective.

lives on Gadigal land, near the banks of Goolay'yari. His writing has most recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Overland, Mascara, Sickleave, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, Otoliths and Cordite. His first book, meditations with passing water, a long-poem written alongside the Maiwar (Brisbane River) was published by Rabbit in 2018. He edits Marrickville Pause.

is a teacher, writer, and poet whose work melds the narrative, lyrical and cinematic. His poetry collection Bone Ink was winner of the 2017 Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2018. Bone Ink will be re-released by UWA Publishing in late 2019. The updated edition contains all the original poems plus an additional 25 poems that explore the Bone Ink world. To find recent writing visit:
Twitter: @RicoCraig
Instagram: @rico_craig


Aerial photograph of Australian salt flat, by Kevin Krautgartner

Earlier Event: September 7
Somewhere Becoming Rain
Later Event: September 18