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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Erkki Raskinen | Studio Savea

Four Presidents, photographs, and Distinctive Paths, Shared Spaces, ceramics

Opening on Tue September 14th from 5-7 PM, exhibition until Oct 2nd
Gallery Laterna Magica's autumn continues with two fascinating exhibitions. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday September 14th from 5-7 PM. Warm Welcome. Erkki Raskinen is a renowned photojournalist and photographer whose exhibition Four Presidents in Laterna Magica's Book Gallery space will finally open after several postponements due to covid-19 pandemic. In our Tile and Cellar Galleries Distinctive Paths, Shared Spaces is an exhibition by a group of ceramic artists. The artists are united by a common workspace, but each has its own way of expression.

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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