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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Merja Castrén, Laura Havanto and Riitu Uosukainen | Laura Kautovaara

Canopy, ceramics and Queens, portraits of female artists

Opening on Dec 7th from 5-7 PM
Welcome to exhibition opening on Wednesday December 7th from 5-7 PM In Laterna Magica's Tile and Cellar galleries. Merja Castrén, Laura Havanto and Riitu Uosukainen are the ceramics artists behind the exhibition Canopy which reflects on the significance of forests in our lives. In our Book Gallery on Dec 7th from 5-7 PM opens Laura Kautovaara's exhibition Queens, portraits of female artists. Kautovaara describes her work:"In these past few years I have been interested in painting portraits of those people who have been the trailblazers of their time.
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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.

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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