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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  • making of mona feature size
  • not that kind of girl
  • Island Mag 139
  • bookshop book

News and Events

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Christmas Opening Hours

I’m sure you’re all getting ready for a wonderful Christmas, but if you’ve still got shopping to do we’re open late to make it easy for you to pop in.

Mon 15th     10am – 7pm
Tue 16th     10am – 7pm
Wed 17th    10am – 7pm
Thurs 18th   10am – 7pm
Fri 19th       10am – 9pm
Sat 20th        10am – 9pm
Sun 21st        10am – 7pm
Mon 22nd      10am – 9pm
Tue 23rd     10am – 9pm
Wed 24th      10am – 7pm

All the Team at the State Cinema Bookstore with you a happy and safe holiday season and we hope to see you in store soon!


Opening Hours

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

373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart