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“Shrine of Education” 4 of 5 stars
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College Street (Boi Para)
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Shrine of Education”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

College street - I have spent 10 years of my life here, the kind of book lover I am, God arranged my schooling here - from Hindu school. Beside Hindu school, you have Hare school, Presidency college, Medical college, Calcutta university, IISWBM .. so many education institutes located here. College street is one of the biggest book markets in the Asia - whether it is the book for primary school or medicine or story books or rare old books, you will find everything here. And yes, if you want to spent time with your friends you have "Indian Coffee House" with reach heritage.

Visited May 2013
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“Old Kolkata”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you like the old kolkata, from where the actual nabajagaron started its a must visit place. book shops everywhere aligning with some of the moist famous and prestigious schools and colleges and the juggernaut Calcutta University. either walk the road or take a tram ride.

Visited March 2013
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“A paradise for book lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

If you just love books and are in kolkata you have to visit college street. You can buy a huge range of books here. The price depends on your ability to bargain!

Visited November 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“chaotic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Difficult to find what you want. While it has its own charm it is more crooked than straight these days.

Visited May 2013
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“Books Books Books”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There are plenty of books all around - you can find old books and new books. With new books you can get books on MRP with discount ranging upto 50%. Just need to Keep looking and bargaining!

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