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“Book fair year long”

College Street (Boi Para)
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you have the time walk down college street, it is accessible by the Metro, about mid-distance from Howrah railway station and Sealdah. It is a must visit for students and also book lovers. One will come across old used books at great prices and new books at great discount. There is a swimming pool, some great restaurants, Presidency college, Calcutta University, Medical College, IISWBM and so much more.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

I expected much better in terms of the variety of books and the knowledge of the book sellers but was disappointed on both accounts. My view is that the book stalls are primarily to service students attending the many institutions in the vicinity, hence the proliferation of text books (maths, science, etc). However, book worms in Kolkata should visit as it may be possible to come across some rare volumes.I, however, did not have the patience to pursue.

1  Thank cuttty
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

During my college period I used to visit this place on a regular basis cause I had to buy biological instruments from college street market. School books, college books,medical books etc. every thing are available here. You can buy all medical instruments here only. College street market is very important for school & college going students. Wow, Indian coffee house is a chatting center for college going student.

Thank sanaser
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Any Type of books from School books to College & University books; from Cartoon books to Classical literature books; Engineering books to Medical and other Professional's books are easily available, New and old both type of books are available.

Thank Snehashish
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Being a book lover, I made it a point to visit the boi para during my visit to Kolkata. At first sight, it feels like heaven with books all around for as far as you can see. The illusion disappears as you find out that 80% of the stalls sell text books. Few deal in fiction and non-fiction and even these don't give great discounts. As i found out later that new copies of used books that I bought were selling cheaper on flipkart. Also, didn't find any rare books which many claim are found here. However, it's worth a visit and if you like Bengali books, all publishers have their outlets here with 20-25% discount on new books. Also, do visit the Coffee House to experience its old world charm.

1  Thank Sidhartha R
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