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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Antti Närhi and Laura Kautovaara

Photography and paintings in our galleries

Until Ocotber 24
Antti Närhi's photography exhibition Boys of Summer tackles the themes of youth, getting old, those past summers and feelings of nostalgia. Laura Kautovaara's debut exhibition in our Book Gallery is called Perfect Strangers. It consists of artist portraits and of songs as paintings, from Little Richard to Deep Purple. You can meet the artists at the gallery also on Friday October 9th from 5 PM. There is a gig by T.Jarva duo starting at 7 PM that night. Entrance to artist meeting is free of charge but the concert ticket for the 7 PM concert is 5 €.
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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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