About 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. Gift Vouchers are also available.

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 until late on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can pop in at your leisure for a treat anytime!


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News and Events

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Easter is Coming up!

Don’t want to give the kids more chocolate this Easter? Well a large range of lovely Easter themed books have arrived in store.

“Easter things to make and do” is a fun activity book full of great projects so keep the little ones busy leading up to the big weekend. Make an Easter card, decorate blown eggs or make yourself a fun Easter basket for the egg hunt!

Or grab a classic bunny story… “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, is exquisitely illustrated and a perfect way to introduce this beautiful tale to a new generation. 


Opening Hours

Mon-Thurs: 10am - 6.30pm
Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 10am - 6.30pm

373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart