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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Ali MC

Ali MC is a Melbourne-based musician, writer, photographer and human rights professional. He will be performing a rare acoustic set based on his travels around the world, as well as his own personal experiences.

Ali has worked as a music producer in remote Aboriginal communities in the Western Desert, and fronts the dub-hiphop collective New Dub City. As a writer, he authored the 'punk rock travel book' The Eyeball End, which details his experiences in much of the so-called 'Third World'.

As well as working in Indigenous history and legal services, Ali is currently studying a Masters of Human Rights Law, and in 2017 he will be holding a photography exhibition titled Rohingya: Refugee Crisis in Colour. 

He will have copies of his book The Eyeball End available for sale as well as the New Dub City 'Release the Dubs', of which proceeds will go towards Rohingya refugee relief.

Earlier Event: April 15
Scott Gibson
Later Event: April 29
Ella Belfanti