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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Book event: Richard flanagan

We're very excited to be hosting Richard Flanagan (2014 Man Booker Prize Winner; Narrow Road to the Deep North) in his first public Tasmanian event since winning the literary prize three years ago!  He will be in conversation with Phillip Adams about his forthcoming novel First Person due out in September.

When: 29th september, 6:30PM
Admission: $20

Tickets are on sale now through the State Cinema box office. You can purchase them by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you for this sure-to-be-great event with one of Tasmania's most prestigious authors.

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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