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“Excellent place for book lovers at Kolkata” 4 of 5 stars
Review of College Street (Boi Para)

College Street (Boi Para)
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Excellent place for book lovers at Kolkata”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

University, colleges are surrounded this place & also the famous Coffee House.. and this place is a heaven for book lovers.. Big publishers, small stalls, books on footpaths... old, new, second hand all types of books can be found here throughout the year.. many publishers office is also located in and around this place. Even you can find banned books or books of banned writers, but for that you have to be a regular customer in some book stalls.

This is also a place for ordering bulk invitation cards & shops of good traditional cloths.

Visited March 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Heaven...if you are a bookworm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It was home to me for the last 6 years during my stint at Medical College.
That apart,you have to come here if you want books,and boy,there's a treasure trove. Stalls lined on both the sidewalks,then theres the College Square if you want a break. Always bustling with people,mostly college goers, its something thats characteristic of Kolkata.

Visited January 2013
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“Want Books for students, come here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

College street is like Nayi Sadak in Delhi, where many book stalls of varieties size available. Some are very small aabut some are big and old reputed. One will find mostly college students both from poor family and from rich / middle class. Because apart from new books, old books are also available. many people go for buying old books also at a much cheap rate. You can get books at comparativesly at discounted rate. College students flock there. Most of the college books of many writers are available here. Good for students and book lovers.

Visited March 2012
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Jodhpur, India
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“College Street – Walking Through the Book Lovers’ Heaven in Kolkata”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you are a book lover then you will find College Street in the city of Kolkata a heaven as we found it.

Located in the heart of the city the place is cluttered with books on all sides and is a must see for students.

Book hawkers are all around and the beauty of the place is that you only name it and they will have it, sort of book Santa Clauses in operation.

It is a vast market spread over several lanes and part of the main road but unlike other markets the selling product is books and books alone.

Best part of it is that valuable books are available at discounts unthinkable by the buyers.

Visited August 2012
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“A must visit place for Book lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A large number of shops selling both new and used books. One can find almost all types of books and also negotiate the price.

Visited December 2012
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