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Glebe Fashion and Shopping

  • Glebe Maekets, Glebe
  • Sappho Books and Cafe. Credit: Daniel Boud


Shopping on Glebe Point Road

Glebe Point Road boasts some of Sydney’s premium specialty bookstores, as well as some great antique emporiums. Explore the leafy Glebe Point Road for great cafes, bookstores and new-age finds. On Saturdays, you can check out the Glebe Markets at Glebe Public School.

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Markets, bookshops, gifts and more

Glebe Markets

Glebe’s eclectic range of shops, markets and specialty stores are well worth a wander. These shops are found along Glebe Point Road, the neighbourhood’s main thoroughfare, which runs from Broadway all the way down to the shores of Rozelle Bay. 

Restaurants and cafes line the first block from Broadway, and as you continue you’ll find bookstores, galleries, new age boutiques and more.

Populated with some excellent bookstores, try Gleebooks for new releases, journals, periodicals and a range of specialist CDs and DVDs, including arthouse and rare cinema classics. Upstairs,over cheese and wine, Gleebooks holds book launches and talks by Australian and international writers.

Sappho Books is good for rare, out-of-print and other second-hand titles, and at night it becomes a tapas and wine bar. Further down the road is Cornstalk Bookshop. With more than 20,000 titles, they specialise in Australian books, specifically antique, rare and out-of-print works.

Not to be missed are the Glebe Markets, held every Saturday at Glebe Public School. The markets have a big fashion and handmade focus, but also offer great multi ethnic food stalls, knick knacks and jewelry. With over 200 stalls, it’s a great place to pick up a gift or just have a stickybeak.

Browse the racks of pre-loved vintage clothes, check out original designer clothes, and pick through a sea of leather goods, curios, bric-a-brac, second hand books, CDs, records, plants, jewellery, hats, kids clothes and homewares.

Just around the corner from Glebe Point Road is the Broadway Shopping Centre. Located in the former Grace Brothers building which was opened in 1923, it offers a huge range of shops and specialty stores including fashion boutiques, homewares, electronics, international brands, as well as a cinema, Kmart, Target and three supermarkets.

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