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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Ceramic art | Paintings and photography

Astrid Heimer, Leena Juvonen and Malene Pedersen | Valentina Bravo and Adolfo Vera

Opening September 12th 5-7 PM
Welcome to two exhibition openings on Tuesday September 12th 5-7 PM. In our Tile and Cellar galleries Motions and connections is a joint exhibition by three Nordic artists: Astrid Heimer, Leena Juvonen and Malene Pedersen. With clay in their hands, and form as the primary statement, they aim to explore the concept of reciprocity. In our Book Gallery space 'Distancia' is a joint exhibition by Chilean artists Valentina Bravo and Adolfo Vera. Both based in Helsinki, their artworks, photography and paintings seek to explore ideas related to exile, migration and Chilean identity. Both exhibitions are open until September 30th, 2023. Warm welcome!

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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