Magical bookstore and gallery in the heart of Helsinki

The Book Gallery Laterna Magica, founded in 1989, 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 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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Alex Markwith | Japanese woodblock prints

Two exhibitions in our galleries

Gallery Laterna Magica's winter will open with two exhibitions. Due to Covid 19 -restrictions there will unfortunately be no opening reception. In our Tile and Cellar galleries Elemental Transmissions is a solo exhibition of new work by Alex Markwith created for Laterna Magica. In our Book Gallery space The Beauty with the Mirror - Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from Tuula Moilanen's collection.
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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. Lessons are cancelled for now due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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