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“BOOKS!!!!”
Review of Nilket

Nilket
Ranked #12 of 76 things to do in Dhaka City
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“BOOKS!!!!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you want books, then it is the best place. There's no book in the world which you won't find or order here.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Bargain books and shops.”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Nilkhet is a mini shopping hub for students. It is just across the road from New Market in Dhaka and it is mostly full of bookshops! You'll get brand new, second-hand, pirated or photocopied books, magazines, textbooks, paperbacks, etc. If you speak Bengali, you can bargain to get the lowest price. At Nilkhet you can have your assignment printed or your photocopies spiral-bound or hard cover bound. There are even tailor's shops at Nilkhet! You can also get your visiting cards designed and printed here for very low costs!

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“What a bargain!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great place for book-lovers. Great bargains on all kinds of books. You must bargain well though. Like a 300 pages books would sell for Taka 150 which is less than $2.

The quality of the books are great but remember that they are all pirated so the actual authors don't get anything for your purchase.

Visited February 2014
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UK
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“The Labrinth of Books”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

If you have ever been a student in Bangladesh in the 80/90s, it is most likely you will have visited this place. I always make a lesiurley visit to this place when I am in town, as IMO this is one place that hasnt changed that much and makes me feel nostalgic. It is a crazy maze filled with small book sellers. Easy to get lost, but a great way to see student culture.

Features:
- You will get all kinds of second hand books here. Mainly uni students come here for buying books. There are some that sell English paperback books and comics as well which I go for.
I have even seen catalogues like Next, M&S. One good thing is that you dont get pestered anymore by some book shop keepers selling adult magazines. So if you are looking for reading an international best seller, this is the place to come. And you have to be great at baraginning.
- Cheapest place for photocopying a book and getting it bound
- If your stomach is strong enough, there is a small place that sells tehari are really cheap prices.

Visited January 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Cheap books!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Been there thousand of times for all my text books and novels.Don't forget to bargain, they are so damn cheap!!

Visited February 2013
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