Enter a world of pure imagination…

For opening hours see bookshop, café, and bar

We buy books

We buy and sell used books!

We have over 30,000 titles available over our three floors in a huge range of categories – art, literature, history, politics, religion, philosophy, science and foreign language, to name a few.

Titles come and go all the time so if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, keep coming back, it’s likely to turn up, and in the meantime you’re bound to find something else that takes your fancy!

 
We are always looking for new stock!

Gift certificates

Need a gift for a book lover who already seems to have them all? They’re bound to find something interesting at Sappho with one of our gift certificates in hand!

To purchase one, click here.

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Sappho books
Niki bar

A courtyard oasis

Sappho is the perfect place for catching up with family, sharing coffee with friends,  love trysts … or even just treating yourself to a nice glass of wine.

“Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Thud!

Batboy reads a book

We like to be noticed…

The food was good and I love the vintage style atmosphere!Happy to know this place👍🏼
Little Miss Library Lover
Little Miss Library Lover
Loved visiting Sappho bookstore and café - went there after going to Glebe Market which is just across the street. Bought a secondhand book and spent a couple of hours in the cafe reading it whileenjoying a very fresh and delicious meal. Such a pleasant way to spend an afternoon!
Emilia Huang
Emilia Huang
Lovely atmosphere and a favourite bookshop in Sydney. Great book selection spanning a lot of different categories - including a big Aus literature section. The cafe is also a great vibe with a very friendly local cat!
Gavin Coote
Gavin Coote
Sapphire is a labyrinth of wonderment for those who regard themselves as cool. A fabulous assortment of literature and non- fiction to please the most varied of interest and a cafe serving great coffee and delicious food at reasonable prices. I recommend Sappho Books, Cafe and Bar
Rm Mcaulayr
Rm Mcaulayr
Second-hand books at great prices 🙂 I'd like to go again and enjoy a coffee + snack in the café. Friendly staff as well!The book of the image was 16 AUD and it's in good conditions.
Nerea Sanchez
Nerea Sanchez
Unparalleled atmosphere + adorable cat, I could spend hours in here ❤️❤️
Paloma Vazquez
Paloma Vazquez
Great book shop, with very knowledgeable staff one could browse for hours, nice coffee also, I didn’t try the food
Patrick Senior
Patrick Senior
I absolutely love the place! For a book lover it's a complete paradise, you get to read your favourite book in peace and enjoy the food and drink. The staffs are friendly and courteous. They have a restrooms inside so you won't need to worry, parking can be a bit difficult and the flies can be everywhere but all in all the experience was great. Looking forward for their open nights. I will surely be back again!
leen dumaoal
leen dumaoal
Came here a few years ago. Adored it then. Obsessed with the cat and vegan menu and multi-storied book collection. Am coming to Sydney again this weekend (from Brisbane) and cannot wait to visit again.
Niccolino Ciranni
Niccolino Ciranni
It's a gem. Always and forever. Mooch around the used books and then trouble the cafe staff for a coffee and bite to eat. Never change Sappho.
Dane Fewtrell
Dane Fewtrell
Nice place. Like the concept. Relaxed atmosphere. Coffee and banana bread were good. Highly recommend.
Diego Leonardo
Diego Leonardo
Love this bookstore and cafe. Great food options including for vegetarian and vegans. Can always find something new/unexpected in the bookstore. Must say hello to the bookstore cat!
Tara Roberts
Tara Roberts
Such a cute place, a highlight of our stay in Glebe for sure. Atmosphere was lovely, it was sweet meeting Charlie the cat and perusing the book store after our breakfast. The food was a little bit disappointing for the price we paid but the caramel latte I had was really yummy. Definitely worth dropping by if you’re in the area.
isabella c
isabella c
Beautiful Bookstore that's more spacious than outside appearances would have you believe.I highly recommend the "Sappho's custom blend chai".friendly staff & great service. Having recently returned to Sydney after 9 years in Newcastle, I'm glad to have found a new Bookstore Cafe to visit.
We love Sappho! The bar garden is awesome, the food is delish and the staff are lovely (and great dancers!)can't wait to play again 😉
Beautiful, quaint place. Paradise for book lovers and some great food! Perfect for some alone time or with your kid or other book lovers 😊
This is my absolute favourite place to get away, drink good coffee and daydream as I browse the day away. I wish I lived closer so that I could visit every week... but then I would probably own an entire library of books 🤔😎
Great place for book fans, enjoy a coffee or some delicious food in the cafe. I dare you to leave without a book!
Quirky cafe with loads of character and cute little nooks for enjoying amazing food the best coffee around!
We had our 25th wedding anniversary party at Sappho. The staff put everything on seamlessly, we didn't have to do anything all night, just kick back and enjoy the food, drinks and company!
I would like to thank everyone involved for ensuring that every aspect of our wedding night was exactly as we imagined. Friendly staff, incredible food and the cafe provided the perfect backdrop for photos.
It is on of the best cafe in Glebe & excellent vegetarian food, chai tea, latte - we have been returning to this establishment for past 10 years🎉
LoVe Sappho Bar! Fantastic setting & great staff (say hello to Jeb & Zoe)!Love their live music & especially the "Poetry" & "Open Mic" nights!Best place in Glebe!Highly recommended!
Haven't gone for breakfast or lunch. Night time in my opinion is the best time to be at Sappho's. Beautiful live music each time I've been. Relaxing, great vibe, great for anything, dates, meeting up with a friend for a drink. Staff are helpful and food and drinks are on point. I love everything about this place. It feels like I'm sitting in my backyard and someone has jazzed it up with fairy lights and a beautiful live band. Have introduced alot of friends to this place and each of them have adored it like I do.
Sappho Books Cafe and Wine Bar, has been Emad's residency for nearly 6years. It's a great place for smokers and nonsmokers. It has a large back yard with tables and chairs, where one can meet people , have a drink or even read a book, have a birthday party or even get married there. I first knew Sappho as a book shop, and was a regular customer there, but in the last few years I have been helping my son Emad, by being his Roadie. We enjoy going there.
Nice relaxing atmosphere and good service. Looking forward to the poetry evenings this forthcoming 2017!
Amazing little find. Just stumbled across this restaurant whilst looking for someswhere to fulfil a cheeseboard craving. It was wonderful. Impressive wine list too. Was curious of the names of the 2 girls playing guitar and singing last friday night. Could u let me know?

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🔔 Merch alert! We’re super excited to bring you our very own Sappho-branded reusable coffee cups and water bottles, available in-store now!
Both are made of double-walled stainless steel that will keep your cold drinks cold or your hot drinks hot, without worrying about them leaking in your bag and all over your precious books.
The coffee cup holds 340ml and is available for $45.
The water bottle holds 500ml and is available for $38.
Beysis is a local, women-owned business that has produced these sleek, high-quality tumblers and bottles for us, and we can’t wait to work with them again!
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🔔 Merch alert! We’re super excited to bring you our very own Sappho-branded reusable coffee cups and water bottles, available in-store now!
Both are made of double-walled stainless steel that will keep your cold drinks cold or your hot drinks hot, without worrying about them leaking in your bag and all over your precious books. 
The coffee cup holds 340ml and is available for $45. 
The water bottle holds 500ml and is available for $38. 
Beysis is a local, women-owned business that has produced these sleek, high-quality tumblers and bottles for us, and we can’t wait to work with them again!
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Visit us in Glebe

We’re open every day at

51 Glebe Point Rd,

Glebe, NSW, 2037

Australia

Phone: (02) 9552 4498