Magical bookstore and gallery at 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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Leena Juvonen and Leena Mäki-Patola

Two ceramics exhibitions in the galleries

Until October 3rd 2020
In our tile and cellar galleries we have wood-fired ceramic sculptures by Leena Juvonen. The exhibition is called Muinaiset kivet, Ancient Stones. Juvonen's sculptures are like pieces of bedrock, round stones with indentations made by ash. In the Book Gallery Leena Mäki-Patola's exhibition of ceramics is called How Little is Enough. Mäki-Patola describes her process: "It has been a common trend to strive for something bigger, flashier and more effective. I have found the trend exhausting. In this exhibition I try to minimize both the material and the expression.
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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.

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