Magical bookstore and gallery at the heart of Helsinki

The Book Gallery Laterna Magica, founded in 1989, is the cultural treasure of Kruununhaka disrtict in Helsinki 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.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-15, Sat 10-15, Sun closed
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We re-open on Monday May 25th

Laterna has been closed during the pandemic and as the restrictions are lifted we are able to re-open again. Bookstore will be open normally from Monday on and exhibitions will resume later in the summer.

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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