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College Street (Boi Para)

Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Guwahati
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you are a book-lover then College Street is a treasure trove! Every nook and corner, every footpath, every galli has bookstalls selling books, both new and 2nd hand! I bought so many great books from here! I once got my hand on a 1923 edition of Shakespeare! I'm itching to go and visit again!

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Pune, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

From the name its clear that its the name of a road but that's not the end... a lot of history is associated with this road... It's the biggest book market in the country.... when you will roam around the area you will find stalls filled with new & old books. The book lovers are spending days there. Many old... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great street to wonder up and down. Huge selection of books on any topic you can dream up. It has to be here somewhere. Friendly people to assist you in your search

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kolkata
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141 reviews 141 reviews
40 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great place for book lovers , you can get any and every book here be it text books or biggest novels , all new brand and used once also. Bargain a lot guys

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The world's largest retail book market. there so many types of books, so many subject and especially for old and rare books are found. perhaps you find that book which you sold to your old paper vendor at once.

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Padua, Italy
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939 reviews 939 reviews
370 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Its an interesting street to visit . This is where they have been selling books for eons . The shops are packed mostly with text books . Some travel books that have been photocopied and a much cheaper price . There are not many old books anymore , which was what i was hoping to find . In a way... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great street which is lined with hundreds of small book stalls. I loved it. Each stall has something different and hundreds of locals are buying books. Wonderful area to poke around in.

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Albuquerque, NM
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Supposedly the biggest book market in SE Asia. Many streets filled with stalls and bookstores. Most of the stalls were selling text books, academic books, English instruction and self-help books. Some had new and used English titles. Fun to walk and browse and just see the scene there! as rickshaws pull up and drop off huge parcels of books.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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517 reviews 517 reviews
170 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

College street in Calcutta is known for it's second hand book sellers. They're all over the place. I've been visiting the street for years when I visit Calcutta. Although nowadays you don't find as many old books as you could a few years ago, sometimes, just sometimes you find an interesting old book. Not today though.... sometimes you go back... More 

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Munich, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

you can get every possible book you are looking for at throw away prices. you can browse and haggle and read(if you have indomitable concentration power) Minus the crowd and noise,it's books all over the place.

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