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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Markku Lehmuskallio's sculptures | Seija Rönkkö and Mikko Hentunen's photographs

Dec 8 2021- Jan 8 2022
Gallery Laterna Magica's winter continues with two exhibitions. In our Tile and Cellar Galleries Markku Lehmuskallio: Puukuvia - Imges in Wood, Sculptures. Lehmuskallio (b.1938) is best know for as a film-maker. His documentaries and feature films often depict the Nenets, the Sami and other indigenous people of the world. Laterna's Book Gallery Seija Rönkkö and Mikko Hentunen: Makki and Nakkara, photographs and stories.The works in this exhibition are built upon a series of Makki and Nakkara pictures during summer and autumn of 2021.
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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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