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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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so many bookshops

So many bookshops in this street ... a paradise for readers ...all kinds of books ..old ones, new ones ... I liked this street very much But unfortunately for me I went on May 1st... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Maubeuge, France

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Think of buying text book or any other related books, just think of college street, new book or old book, get a wonderful bargain. Now a new Book Mall is coming up, which the unique for its class in India.

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Maubeuge, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many bookshops in this street ... a paradise for readers ...all kinds of books ..old ones, new ones ... I liked this street very much But unfortunately for me I went on May 1st and nearly all bookshops were closed .. However some of them were open and I manage to find a part of the books I was... More 

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Albany, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The booksellers of college street are famous... so we had to stop by. It is incredibly impressive to look around. We were there around the time the schools/colleges let out, so it was a bit too busy... hard to enjoy looking at the books.

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Jamshedpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Series of book stalls / shops throughout the street that sells all kind of books (academic, literature etc.) with a rebate. It is a favorite place for the students and readers for picking-up books including some rare publications,

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its one of the most famous streets of Kolkata. In simple words its a paradise for book lovers, if you can't find a book here chances are you won;t find it ever. Its a great place to have adda in coffee house which is full of intellectuals, college students , writers and what not.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

College Street is a long stretch of road in the Central Kolkata ,where many famous schools and colleges, mostly more than 100 years old are situated. At this environment of education , 'boi para' have also grown many many years back , on both sides of the college street . Small and big book shops, publishing houses are housed here... More 

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

College street still serves students and readers. Can get a range of various Bengali Literature Books.

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Kurseong, India, Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to spend lazy afternoons bargaining with booksellers .The one of the few things wich remain unchanged from my college days 20 years ago. Sometimes you do get rare editions and good deals.The road side tea and coffee at the coffee house is a must have (thank Manna Dey). May this place remain the same for... More 

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Chandigarh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one place where you can pick up academic books of every kind, contemporary and old literature, and at times, you might stumble upon some rare ones too. Reasonably priced the shopkeepers are open to negotiate the price with you if you are picking up more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the place in kolkata where we will find all kinds of old and new books in the small place. This place is very attractive near the readers and books lovers. Price of the books are cheapest than other places.

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