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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  • August 18, 2017
    Went to visit on the recommendation of a guide, but to be honest, disappointed because all that was there was stalls full of modern educational books. There is an old fashioned tea house towards the e...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The whole street is filled with book shops. Best place to get all kinds of books and novels at much discounted rates than the original price!! You can buy all kinds of used, new or duplicate books.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Best place in Kolkata to search and find all types of books. You can get old and rare books which you won't find in most libraries these days. New and latest editions of most books are available and t...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Holy place for bookworms! I may suggest to some bookshops where you may get newest editions with great discounts. Well techno will definitely top my list followed by Dey's publications,U.N.Dhar&Co. etc. Also you can try out the famous Coffee house for a quick snack!
  • March 20, 2017
    If you love books..then it is best place to be in..you name a book..you will get it. you love to part of history and culture then Indian coffee house is there at this street for food that kicks your intellectual corner and of course who will forget about the presidency campus...
  • April 29, 2017
    Very good place. Its a biggest book market in the world.
  • October 22, 2016
    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!
  • April 6, 2017
    My Favourite place. Any books have get in this place.

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