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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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. Let them choose from an array of fine books and everything in between, to stationary, journals and plenty more.

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again,
there is no use in reading it at all.
— Oscar Wilde