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.
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Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-15, Sat 10-15, Sun closed
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Exhibitions

Laura Hynninen's paintings and photography by group Signe Bee

January 12.-29.
In our Tile and Cellar Galleries Dreams or Echoes, paintings by Laura Hynninen is a study into night time landscapes and jouney into inner forests. Laterna's Book Gallery welcomes exhibition Harhoja - Delusions, photographs by Signe Bee - a working group formed within Suomen Pimiötaiteilijat ry -Finnish Darkroom Association. The group consists of photography artist Jenni Haili, photographer and documentary film-maker Jaakko Kilpiäinen and darkroom artist Patrick Kuoppamäki.
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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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