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Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar

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  1. Outside on street at Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar
    Photograph: Cassandra Hannagan
  2. Meredith Sappho
    Photograph: Cassandra Hannagan
  3. Interior at Sappho Books
    Photograph: Daniel Boud
  4. Interior at Sappho Books
    Photograph: Daniel Boud

Time Out says

Sappho is like a somewhat dishevelled, oddball uncle who you love in spite of – or maybe because of – their eccentricity. The converted terrace house in on Glebe Point Road is packed to the rafters with secondhand books. Downstairs you’ll find a treasure trove of fiction, from Amis to Zelazny. Wend your way up the stairs, and you'll come to books on history and culture. Venture further up again to a room dedicated to solely to secondhand music books and sheet music. When you’ve finished foraging, settle in in Sappho's courtyard café with a book in hand. There are open mic nights and poetry readings here on alternate Tuesdays. Would be Byrons, beware: there’s a two-minute time limit for readings, so keep it snappy.

Written by
Tamar Cranswick


51 Glebe Point Rd
Opening hours:
Mon & Tue 8.30am-7pm, Wed-Sat 8.30am-late, Sun 9am-7pm
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