Welcome to the State Bookstore

Adjoining the State Cinema on Elizabeth Street in the vibrant North Hobart cultural hub, the State Bookstore is a boutique store selling fine books, paper, stationery and gifts. We specialise in non-fiction, travel, art, fashion, architecture, and hand-selected fiction titles along with a wide range of stationery items including LAMY pens and Moleskine notebooks. 

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Mon 10.00 am - 6.30 pm

Tue 10.00 am - 6.30 pm

Wed 10.00 am - 6.30 pm

Thu 10.00 am - 6.30 pm

Fri 10.00 am - 9.00 pm

Sat 9.30 am - 9.00 pm

Sun 9.30 am - 6.30 pm

what's happening in store


loyalty card

Wants to earn a free Cinema ticket? Join up to our State Bookstore loyalty programme to earn your way to a cinema pass after ten transactions. Enquire with our friendly staff in store for more information on joining and eligible transactions. 
It's free, so collect your card today!

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Not sure what to get friends or family for that special occasion? Why not get them a State Bookstore gift card? When it's impossible to choose, vouchers make the perfect gift. 
Inter and intra-state phone purchases welcome! To have your voucher posted, enquire in store.

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Looking for a title?

At the State Cinema Bookstore we can order in any title for you. If we don’t have it in stock, we’ll try and get it in for you at no extra cost. Let us help with what you need and find you the perfect read! 

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Gift Wrapping Available

We have a range of premium hand-made papers available for purchase by the sheet. And our Bookstore Team are happy to wrap your gift to make the shopping experience minimal fuss!

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero