Magical bookstore and gallery in the heart of Helsinki

The Book Gallery Laterna Magica is a gallery and an antiquarian bookstore. Founded in 1989 it is the cultural treasure of Kruununhaka district in Helsinki that has hosted over 800 exhibitions. The antiquarian bookstore has a vast collection of books and we specialize in photography and art books. Art gallery has three unique exhibition spaces, one of them a cellar space with a floor that is  1,8 billion years old natural bedrock. Laterna Magica also hosts a variety of weekly events from concerts to book discussions.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-15, Sat 10-15, Sun closed
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Antti Kuivalainen | Helena Valtonen

Moments at the cemetary, photographs and isntallation | Flashbacks of my audience, photographs

Opening Tuesday Jan 10th from 5-7 PM
Welcome to exhibition opening on Tuesday January 10th from 5-7 PM In Laterna Magica's galleries. In our tile and cellar galleries Antti Kuivalainen's Hetkiä hautausmaalla - Moments at the Cemetery consists of photography and video installation. n our Book Gallery on January 10th from 5-7 PM we have the opening for the photography exhibition Flashbacks of my audience that is a performer Helena Valtonen's love letter to her audience, absent during the corona pandemic.

Photography books

Our collection of photography books is one the best in the country. We have a wide selection of techinal manuals as well as a variety of books from photographers from all over the world.

Collage workshops

We organize monthly "Drink & Collage" workshops at the gallery. Drink&Collage is an evening where you get to know the world of collage art by making it yourself. Collage is an inspiring and free form technique where materials are assembled on a base forming an artwork.

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