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College Street (Boi Para), Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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. Using our international travel planner, Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions like College Street (Boi Para) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • College Street is known famously all through Kolkata for being THE place to get books. Visit there and you will be enveloped by the atmosphere of it all. The smells of street food, the vendors pleadin...  more »
  • Full of books on both sides of the pavement. But one has to be careful, and buy from the reputed book sellers only. 
  • Books lover, writer,students and teachers also choose college street for books and study purposes, i love this place too much 
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  • A must visit for a tourist to know the cultural side of Bengalies. My personal favourite place to buy and look around books and magazines and also to meet my friends and get back all the collage fun. I visit this place regularly and hang out with friends at my favourite places, go around and shop books. Visit silk shops occasionally!
  • One of the best places in Kolkata to hunt for books. Most of the publishing houses like Ananda, Deb Sahitya Kutir, National operate from here. In case you are directly sourcing book from the publishing house, you can get a cool 25% discount.
  • Well, from the times I have been studying I have known this place. Its an abode of all that is related to books. Its scattered on a very long area and to cap the beauty tram also runs through its roads. Nothing much is to express. Its a place to be visited and thought over. It becomes crowded during the exams and new semester times. Simply go and hop. Thats it.
  • This is the best place in Kolkata to have bargains on books, though by books I would refer to the ones needed for academics. Small shops lined along, occupying the footpath from the Medical College till the junction with MG Road, you can get discounts as high as 40% on MRP
  • This is the biggest book market in kolkata. There are several book stalls. The famous coffee house is a nostalgic place along with some good food. College square is an ideal place to gossip & stroll. The entire region has an ambiance of education. Being a student i love this place as i feel comfy to be surrounded by books.