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State Cinema Bookstore

Non-fiction, travel, art, fashion, architecture and hand-selected fiction titles

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Located in the historic Soundy Building (1883), adjoining the State Cinema in the vibrant North Hobart cultural hub, the State Cinema Bookstore is a boutique store selling fine books, cards, stationery and gifts. They specialise in hand-selected fiction, intriguing non-fiction, art, cooking and gardening. The range includes books from over forty Tasmanian authors, from huge successes like Richard Flanagan to small self-published local history stories.

They are an Aladdin’s cave of not only interesting books, but stationery, greeting cards and gift items. Their cards are hand-picked, the majority of which come from Tasmanian artists and designers.

The State Cinema Bookstore has only been open a short time, but are already becoming known as a home for quality choices in books and personalised friendly service. With 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.

Artists
Book cover of 'Retro: A guide to the mid-20th century design revival' by Adrian Franklin
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Adrian Franklin

Writers

A specialist in 20th century culture and sociology
Book cover of The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh
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Fiona McIntosh

Writers

Internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children
Cover image of Talk Under Water
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Kathryn Lomer

Writers

Tasmanian writer of adult fiction, short stories and poetry.
Book cover of The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan
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Richard Flanagan

Writers

Celebrated Tasmanian writer and winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize
Book cover of Deep South: Stories from Tasmania by Danielle Woods and Ralph Crane
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Danielle Wood

Writers

Writes fiction and non-fiction for adult and children, from a beautiful, southerly isle, full of stories
Book cover of 'Van Diemen's Land: An aboriginal history' by Ian McFarlane
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Ian McFarlane

Writers

Specialising in studies of Aboriginal people from Tasmania's north-west region
Book cover on 'Hobart' by Peter Timms.
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Peter Timms

Writers

Author, journalist, social historian, critic
Book cover of 'Murphy's Signals Hobart Town' by Mark Risby
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Mark Risby

Writers

A writer with a passion for Tasmania's heritage and colonial ancestors
Book cover of 'Paper Tiger' by Carol Freeman
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Carol Freeman

Writers

Connecting art, science and history in innovative and provocative ways
Image of Patrick Hall's sculpture 'When they lay me down'.
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Patrick Hall

Designers, Visual artists

Brings together the disparate art genres of poetry, cabinetry, sculpture, lighting and sound recording
The White Room Poems - Anne Kellas, Anne Kellas
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Anne Kellas

Writers

Poet, editor, mentor

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Can My Pony Come Too?
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Can My Pony Come Too?

Workshops + seminars

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373 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Book event with author Rosemary Esmonde Peterswald
Matt Evans with pigs
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Not Just Jam with Matthew Evans

Workshops + seminars

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373 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Meet the Gourmet Farmer at the State Bookstore
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State Cinema Bookstore

373 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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