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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Helsinki Art School and In Memory of Simo Rista

outside inside, Graduating exhibition and Through Simppa's eyes

Until May 22nd
The Helsinki Art School is an art school that provides basic art education for children and youths between the ages of 4 and 20.The graduating class, Kurkottaja students, present an exhibition called ulkona sisällä, or outside inside which consists of work done in the past year. In our Book Gallery: Through Simppa's eyes, in memory of Simo Rista. Throughout his long career in photography Rista held over 50 exhibitions, many of them here in Laterna Magica's galleries. Thus we at Laterna Magica want to pay tribute to the legacy and work of Simo Rista with an exhibition curated by his partner of over 20 years, Hannele Salminen.
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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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