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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Perfect place for a book lover

If you love reading books then college Street will be perfect place for you.It has many stores.The stores contains very different kinds of books You can also get old Books at very... read more

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

OK so this is your old time book shoppee all along the road almost. Hard to not pick at least a bunch of books 📚 Waited here opp presidency College for an exam taker. Also visited the famous swimming pool watched pupils taking swimming lessons But... Anyday I will opt for online book shopping or one of the mega book... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love reading books then college Street will be perfect place for you.It has many stores.The stores contains very different kinds of books You can also get old Books at very affordable prices.So,I definitely recommend this place to must visit in Kolkata.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in the day of kindles and electronic books, there is nothing like browsing through books - flicking pages - taking your time. This area has many many many shops - some specialised, some general; but all selling books, originals, copies, reprints - name it. Well worth a browse and hours spent. If you have an idea of what topic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If there is one street....barely 500 meters in stretch.....which quintessentially catches the spirit of old Kolkata....this is it. The book shops are dying nowadays.....surviving by selling textbooks....guidebooks for competitive exams...and some are even selling pirated ones. It is one place...which can easily show you that Kolkata is no more what it once was...a bustling city being the epicentre of Indian... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a historic and happening place at the hear of the city. although little bit crowded, i am sure you will enjoy its vibe. if you are a book lover, give it a try...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not expect to find grand bookstores like Oxford, Crossword etc. The biggest of shops in College Street are in the form of small stalls located on the footpaths. There isn't a course book on the planet which you won't get here. 1st hand or 2nd hand, whatever be your requirement, you won't be disappointed. Just keep in mind that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting area full of boos shops. There are so many shops where new books are available. And so many shops are there where used books are available in less price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At my school days & collage days I visited College street or Boi para regularly.You can take food from Sealdah.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a visit to College Street one can see the famous buildings housing the University of Calcutta, Presidency college, Calcutta Medical college ,the first medical college in India, Sanskrit college and Hindu school. The hostel where India's first President stayed as student while pursuing his higher study is also located here. Since this is the hub of intellectual activities books... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

College Street (Bengali: কলেজ স্ট্রীট) is a ~1.5 km long street in central Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. It stretches (approximately) from Ganesh Chandra Avenue Crossing in Bowbazar area to Mahatma Gandhi Road crossing. Its name derives from the presence of many colleges, housing many centers of intellectual activity especially the Indian Coffee House, a café that... More 

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