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!


Featured Titles

  • humans of ny stories
  • cleopatras shadows
  • nimoy
  • elvis costello
  • boy at the top of the mountain

News and Events

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One, Two, Colour My Shoe!

Have you found the tranquility of taking time out to colour in?

We have an excellent range of detailed colouring-in books designed for adults to add to, or start your collection. They come in all shapes and sizes, and in many many many different designs. So if it's for you or someone else, we have everything from Secret Garden/Enchanted Forest/Lost Ocean to A Game of Thrones and all the lovely Mandalas in between to keep you occupied!


Opening Hours

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

373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart