An exciting new chapter in the State Cinema development began on April 5th 2012, with the long-awaited State Cinema Bookstore officially opening its doors to the public.



Located in the historic Soundy Building (1883), adjoining the cinema on Elizabeth Street in the vibrant North Hobart cultural hub, the State Cinema Bookstore is a boutique store, selling a wide range of genres but specialising in art, architecture, travel, biography and of course film!

We are the leading suppliers of Lamy pens & Moleskine notebooks, and also stock an eclectic range of stationary & gift items.

With the State Cinema, Bookstore and Café Bar all on the one premises, you can now enjoy a fine film, coffee or glass of wine, and take home your next great read all in one visit. We’re open from 10am seven days a week and open until late on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can pop in at your leisure for a treat anytime!

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