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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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Siliguri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Montreal, QC, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On the day I visited, there was a huge student demonstration going on. It added to the student political atmosphere of the street and I wouldn't have wanted to experience College Street any other way. If you have a few minutes, stop for a break at the India Coffee Company for a little caffeine.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In my young age I had to go there regular to complete my study . In fact I had entered in a large life to visit the place first . So many books , so many buyers & sellers .............a big bazar . As I was a great book lover from my childhood , I loved the place from that... More

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KOLKATA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great place for book lovers.Me as a book lover always get a different experience whenever i go down to this place.It has so many shops which have all kinds of books one may have.

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Lyon, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I strongly recommend this place to any book lover, who plans a trip to Kolkata. I used to live pretty close while I was growing up and frequented this place. During both school and the college days we used to hang around in groups, surf the stalls, look for old gems at a decent price. The place is surrounded by... More

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Bhubaneswar, India
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120 reviews 120 reviews
90 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An excellent place to get any kind of book which is not available easily in the market.Will get new book but more famous for 2nd hand book in a very cheap rate but with good condition.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
57 helpful votes 57 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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