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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MD for mum

Mother’s Day Sale!


20% off
our full range of cooking books.

This special includes all our brand new release titles, including:
A Table in the Orchard is a beautiful memoir/recipe collection all about how a busy city slicker can escape to the country and thrive on a different style of life. The recipes featured therein are truly delightful.
For the Love of Food warms the heart with a collection of recipes from a collection of Tasmanians, and the stories behind them.

"Mothers are like buttons...they hold everything together" 

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Opening Hours

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

373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart