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 10.00am - 6.30pm

Fri - Sat 10.00am - 9.00pm

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We've moved!

The team have worked hard with lots new products and books arriving every day in order to get ready to open the new doors at 377 Elizabeth Street. 

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Exclusive book signing with Michael Palin featuring his book: Erebus

Renowned travel writer and Monty Python star, Michael Palin, is joining us on December 3rd for a book signing of his latest tour de force, Erebus. Find more about the book in store or by clicking through to our Featured Titles here.

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what's happening in store

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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