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College Street (Boi Para)

Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Even though most of them really just cater to College students. But it is still a good place to go and get a feel of a younger Kolkata, a vibrant city of many tastes and colours. If you look for rare books, this is also the place to go. You can also go there by tram on the Esplanade to... More 

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Howrah, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The innumerable options to purchase books along with the presence of coffee house makes the place worth visiting time and time again....

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Lucknow, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Every time I visited Kolkata, I always went to College street to purchase books, here you name any book respective of any fields and its available, there are so many shops and over crowded but the shopkeeper maintains a discipline and keep the atmosphere friendly and healthy, the coffee place is must to visit to have the tea/coffee with some... More 

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

a place near to Calcutta university. place is full of book shops where thousands of book of various fields- old and new - are available on sale

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nearly a shock for a first-time visitor, full of shops and stands with books, namely textbooks and reprints - can probably get you any book you can dream of.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We go here to buy old and new books, technical books for profession or books for leisure and hobby. Books normally not available in the market are also available here. We can get the books for the best bargain here. We can also sell our old books at a great price. This place epitomes Kolkata and its people.

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Kolkata
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In time of ebooks and electronic media much of the book stores have lost its lustre. More of a nostalgia and hype for the loyal customers who keep visiting for more.

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are looking for an old book and can't find it anywhere, try your luck here.. you are almost certain to get it here, at a fraction of the cost you will pay anywhere else in the world.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you're a book-lover or are looking for study materials for high school or university, College Street's book stalls are an excellent way to spend some time. There are so many stalls that it's almost overwhelming, but it's fun to browse around. Most of the offerings are textbooks, but I was happy to see some classics and coffee-table books around... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Home to premier educational institutions and city's booksellers of all kind, this is a must go for anyone who loves to see academic scene at their best. Other than the old rare book stores and jostles of pupils, you will get to see the magnificent colonial architecture of Presidency College, Hindu School Sanskrit College, Calcutta University, Hare School. When you... More 

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