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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Sun - Thu 9.30am - 7.00pm

Fri - Sat 9.30am - 9.00pm

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Christmas Opening Times

To make sure you have plenty of time to do your Christmas shopping, we have extended our hours in December. Check out the full calendar of times here

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what's happening in store

loyalty card

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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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!

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