College Street (Boi Para), Kolkata (Calcutta)

Bookstores of all sizes flank College Street (Boi Para), offering good reads in many languages and across a range of genres. You can find rare and out-of-print books here at lower prices than almost anywhere else in the country. The street is also home to an iconic coffee house, which has served as a hub for some of India's brightest intellectuals for many decades. Add College Street (Boi Para) to your Kolkata (Calcutta) travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip app .
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  • If you’re looking for a particular book and it isn’t available anywhere else, chances are you’ll get it here. There are endless stalls selling books ranging over various subjects. Some books are new w...  more »
  • Walking down boi para is quite an experience. There is so much to unravel there. Heaps of history in the treasure trove of books there. Amazing it is.  more »
  • I had plan to visit Coffee House. When i entered there into the Coffee House, i was feeling like Coffee Houser Sei Addata Aj r nei...What a great song of Manna De.  more »
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  • This is an awesome place, full of books. It is famous for its book shops all around the world. Many well-known colleges are here. It is a very good place for teenagers to hang out. And yes college Street is also very popular for the old restaurants over there. Those places are just awesome....
  • Place of excelence This is another popular place for book lovers. Many time I visited this place when I was in school and college. One can find any book what you want, you name it they have it. The verity range of books available here. If you want old book in lesser price that’s option great or if you want to get new books the option is plenty. The street cover with books only. Do not forget to check out our Kolkata’s oldest coffee shop Coffee House.
  • College Street has been the hub of enlightenment since the days of Bengal Renaissance, coinciding with the intents of British to spread modern English education. Some book stores here have been instrumental in this transformation, by aiding book lovers to enable their hands on many types of books and novels. The Boi Para, or the book market here, is much better than the typical book fairs organized periodically in many parts of the country, not only in terms of pricing (you can negotiate a discount of 20% here, as opposed to flat 10% in fairs), but also less crowded. Used book stores here stock the rare editions.
  • Most of the 'used' book sellers are cheater. Only a few good one are there. Don't buy any old or new book from the Presidency side, particularly starting from MG Road side. They even can take money forcefully. >They sold photo copy with new cover >Will repeatedly ask you about the price of new book >Most of cases they don't have the book, they will collect it from different store to earn commission. >They sell very old edition but changing the first two three pages to get more value. > Never trust any seller, whenever you trust they will increase the price or will give you older book. > Original price always deleted, so check it.
  • It is famous for new as well as old books in Bengali , hindi , English and many other languages . One can get rare old books in the book shop on both sides of the footpath starting from Kolkata University upto College Street crossing . Several Publishers are having their offices here . Besides books it is the cultural hub of this thriving city .
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