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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can be easily reached from MG Road Metro Station, after visiting Marble Palace & Jorasanko Thakurbadi. It's just Books, Books & Books all over. The street starts from Presidency College & also has the iconic Indian Coffee House, a must visit outlet for a cup...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DurgeshRajadhyaksha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Presidency University - my college and uni - so I naturally love boipara. And I make it a point to go back every visit. The old bookstalls crowding the pavements are a browser's delight. Pick up novels, artbooks, history tomes, juicy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sonali R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you cannot find the book here in College Street then the book do not exists. Purchasing books and then enjoying coffee at Coffee House.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ArindamC007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

College street is not a place, its an experience. One can spend hours wandering the lanes of this book maze and not get tired. I would recommend to all book lovers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CiprianoDsouza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit Place for book lovers.May be a text book or a novel or any old or New book one must visit Boi Para.Bargain a little for old books.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a self guided tour of the streets around College Street, hundreds of books on all manner of subjects are crammed into each shop or booth. After a couple of hours we ended up in the famous Coffee House a real gem not to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janecharlotte2015
Reviewed November 6, 2018

one street that sums up the character of kolkata, the culture, the simpliCITY with no air about it, the books all over, the universities, the tram lines, the college square with the waterbody and walkaround, the coffee house, the paramount sherbat corner, the putiram mishtee...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rajmylestone
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Probably the Largest Book Market in the World. It is said that 'If you do not find a Book in College Street, the Book probably does not exist'. Every customer gets a royal treatment from the Book Sellers, particularly from the small stalls. I recently...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pradip B
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

For used books on school subjects and professional courses, there could not be a more complete place than this. You can see people coming from remote parts of Bengal seeking that magic tome that would open up their or their child's career. But it's not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SandeepSaha1967
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Its a good place for books especially academics and competitive books. You can get a good bargain on books.

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 3, 2018|
Response from Himadrish | Reviewed this property |
The market is closed on Sunday. It remains open on other days of week from about 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. Regards.
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Response from Muzaffar A | Reviewed this property |
Since the regional language is Bengali, No doubt you will find Bangladeshi writer's books if they are not banned in India. Enjoy a stroll thru the maze of book stores and be excited to find your favorite. Muzaffar