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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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

With two Universities, Calcutta University and Presidency University, two schools Hindu and Hare, two colleges Sanskrit college and Jalan Girls' college, it is only natural that this small stretch of road become the booksellers' hub in Kolkata. The place has a unique smell-- the smell of old books and new books. There are big shops and small roadside stalls doing... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited this book hub last week and enjoyed throughly the surrounds. My Presidency College, where I studied long back, is nearby. I feel always great to browse the numerous books and pick up my choices from the roadside book stalls. A visit to the coffee house located here is always a must for us. I went to Pathak book... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Book lover's paradise and a must for students going to Kolkata for a visit or for attending college . If you don't find your book here then the chances are slim that you will find it elsewhere.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A very famous place for street book vendor(old/2nd hand book).You will get all kind of books in the place

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are looking for some rare collection, books that u been searching for years and still couldn't find..college street is the place to go..and moreover you will also get it for a price u cant imagine.definitely a place to go in Kolkata if u r a book lover.

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Karnataka, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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