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

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New DVD’s just arrived

This month we have a great selection of new release DVDs, from insightful documentaries, laugh out loud comedies and super creepy thrillers. If you missed these at the cinema or just want them to watch over and over again… Pop in today!

ADVANCED STYLE examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.

Part retrospective, part detective story; FINDING VIVIAN MAIER follows John Maloof, after buying a box of unmarked negatives goes on a mission to find out more about this illusive photographer.

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is exactly that! The film follows Hector as he quits his hum-drum job and travels the world in search for the true meaning of happiness.

On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick reports that his beautiful wife Amy has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and the growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. GONE GIRL is based on the globally best-selling book of the same name.


Opening Hours

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

373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart