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

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News and Events


Massive Winter Clearance!


It's that time of year again! We're doing a flash sale on a whole bunch of older books in preparation for our Stocktake. We're clearing out hundreds of different titles from all over the store. Kid's books, great fiction, beautiful cookbooks and heaps of other Non-fiction stuff will be flying out the door.

We're also slashing the price on a bunch of CDs and DVDs so we can make room for all the cool New Release titles we've been getting recently. Please don't miss out, these specials are all only while stock lasts and the sale will only run for two weeks (16th - 29th July).


Opening Hours

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

373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart