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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Hannu Peltomaa and Heli Kurimo

Two exhibitions in our galleries from Feb 24

February 24 - March 13
Hannu Peltomaa (b.1941) is known to have done almost everything within the Finnish movie industry. Laterna Magica's Cellar Gallery hosts a multi-faceted exhibition Movie Man 80 where installations meet moving pictures and photography as well as woodblock prints from throughout Peltomaa's long career. In our Book Gallery space That Which We See is a photography exhibition by Heli Kurimo. It explores the relationship between us humans and the natural world.
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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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