Magical bookstore and gallery at the heart of Helsinki

The Book Gallery Laterna Magica, founded in 1989, is the cultural treasure of Kruununhaka that has hosted over 800 exhibitions and has one of most extraordinary book collections in Finland. Art gallery has three unique exhibition spaces, one them a cellar space with a floor consisting of natural bedrock 1,8 billion years old. Laterna Magica also hosts a variety of weekly events from concerts to book discussions.
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Opening hours: CLOSED FOR NOW
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Laterna is closed for now

Dear friends of Laterna Magica, We have come to a heartbreaking decision that we have to close Laterna Magica for now. We will try and do everything we can reopen when it is safe. We will nonetheless be here working behind the scenes starting Monday March 23rd. If you'd like to come and visit, let me know Eira tel.+359 44 283 1212 To be honest, situation is rather dire but we will continue building our webstore and try and find means to pay for the expenses without revenue. We realize we are not alone in this situation as most of Finnish cultural life is facing a similar situation. Stay healthy and strong. We wish you all the best. Kindly, Eira and Tapio from Laterna Magica
Exhibition

Markku Joutsen and Toimela print

Timelessness, bromoil prints and Processes, fine art prints

CLOSED FOR NOW
In Cellar and tile galleries we will have Timelessness, an exhibition by Markku Joutsen consisting of unique bromoil prints which have a painterly quality to them and lead the viewer into a world that is independent of time and place. In our Book Gallery a group exhibition PROSESSIT presents fine art prints from Toimela print maker courses which are taught by professional printmaker Sari Bremer. The exhibition covers several techniques used in fine art printing such as etching, aquatint, wood carving and carborundum.
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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.

Book Yoga

Join us in gentle yoga excercise which offers plenty of room for creativity and relaxation.

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