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College Street (Boi Para)

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: It's a large open air, a series of stall-like shops on either side of the footpath bordering College Street really, near the oldest part of the... more »
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Karnataka, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had imagined a lot of books. I am a avid book hunter, but what i got there was only academic books with a few ( say only 3-5%) fiction books and that too in pathetic condition and whats more..!! They were heavily over priced.. so much so that i was able to compare a few first hand books on... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved visiting College Street... seeing the great universities and visiting the coffee shop where all the great thinkers meet and discuss and debate any number of topics over great coffee! Did I mention the numerous book shops lining the street? Must see, must see, must see...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Best Place for All kind of Books related to any subject, whether be it Arts, Commerce, Science, Medical, Engineering & much more.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place in northen part of the city is famous for various types of books being sold by llts of vendlrs.People frlm near & far come here to buy books.Must see in Kolkata.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very Good place for both school and College Student, Books of all streams and boards are available. You can get any type of books in very cheap rate,but you will have to do bargain with shopkeeper. Discounts are also available for students. Every Indian and foreign publication books are found there. even rare book collection are also available in the... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you want books that are 20 years old and stopped printing editions you might find them in the College street . But book warms, beware of some fraudulent shopkeepers who can sometimes provide you second hand books on the same price. Also,in my view the 'boi para' needs to be kept more clean by the municipality owning to the... More

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kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

well , college street is really famous in Calcutta for the availability and sale of books . this place is really really crowded but you will surly get the book you will be looking for !!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

College street & coffee house compliment each other. In fact Albert Hall whose 1st & part 2nd floors are occupied by coffee house, also house many big & small names in publication world like Rupa & Co, etc. Here you get typical roasted & ground coffee filtered and served as infusion (it is in vogue by the intellectuals visiting coffee... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

College street is so named as there are some old and prestigious colleges including the Calcutta University all situated on that street. No wonder that area developed as book lover's paradise with numerous shops and open air stalls which sell all kinds of books both old and new. You are likely to find any book you want, however rare, with... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

There is no book that you cannot find on College Street be it in whatever language and whatever topic. You can bargain also and get the hardcover/paperback and all types of editions. It is like a book fair throughout the year!

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