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College Street (Boi Para)

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Noida, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The entire area is filled with various educational institutes and yes of course lots of book stalls. This place gives you the feel of a city which have a very glorious history. Went there alone from new town by taxi (around 250 bucks...cheap huh!!) and walked around the place for around 3 hours but didn't feel tired at all. The... More

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Bangalore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Entire area is full of book shops. You can get both new & old books as well. In reality the old book shops are really the places for treasure hunting - you will be pleasantly surprised to get books that you have dreamt of sometimes. Need to bargain very strongly for the purchase of old books. Normally in new books... More

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

It is the best place to go book shopping, first or second hand. One gets almost any book under the sun at amazingly reasonable prices!!

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Bangalore, India
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27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bengal and bengalis are known as true book lovers. This unique location in the central part of kolkata in walk able distance from major colleges (presidency, medical college....) and the beauty is that you name a book and you have it. That's it. Second hand books at lower prices , a big help for the economically weaker section is a... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The largest book market in India, Collage Street or also known as Boi Para is well known by every student and professors in Kolkata. The area has thousands of book stalls who deal in new and old books and also buys old books at reasonable rates. The area is very clean and has a wide road with one way traffic... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A street full of books--or anything printed. The street more than a kilometer long but book-shops on both sides of the road. books of all kinds. Old and new. It looked like one can find any book of any kind here in this heaven of books! The only problem is the busy road running through it on which there are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

i roamed around the place and looked for books. there are new and old books stored in shops. you have to bargain while buying old books.

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

The largest second-hand book market in the world and one of largest book markets in the world. There's a common saying that, if you don't find a book in College Street, then that book probably doesn't exist. Bargain is must for the street vendors.

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Siliguri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A hot spot for all book lovers and avid readers. The additional attraction of College Street is the Coffee House, where the intellectual Bengalis congregate for debate, adda, literary discussions over a cup of coffee.

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Kolkata
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One stop shopping for all types of books Old or new ,for any subject.A bargain is must.Also famous College square Durga Puja,Presidency College ,Calcutta University.

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