Welcome to the State Cinema Bookstore


Located in the historic Soundy Building (1883), adjoining the State Cinema on Elizabeth Street in the vibrant North Hobart cultural hub, the State Cinema 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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christmas trading hours

We're here to make your Christmas shopping experience as easy and stress-free as possible. Here's when you'll be able to find us throughout the festive season...

If you do have any enquiries regarding opening times, please contact the store on 03 6234 6318.

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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Don't know what to get your family or friends for that special occasion? Why not give them a State Bookstore Gift Voucher. If you require it posted for the festive season, enquire with our friendly staff in store.

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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 present-shopping experience minimal fuss!

Curious about 2017's award winners?

Find out more on the shortlisted titles and winners of the literary world's most prestigious awards! 
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what's happening in store

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