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Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata (Calcutta)
(3.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • An oasis in busy Kolkata. While the Oxford Bookstore has extensive offerings about Indian politics and history, and by Indian authors, you can also find general fiction, childrens' books, holiday read...  more »
  • The bookstore sells not only books, but some souvenirs and stationary. There is a cafe on mezzanine. For Indian standard, this is already a modern complex. The store is already dated. Not interesting ...  more »
  • Its a nostalgia. A real charm of Kolkata. Whenever I am in Kolkata, I make it a point to drop into this store. The feel of books all around, wooden furnishings all make you eager to grab a seat at one...  more »
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  • I have been a very big fan of Oxford bookstore and have been recommending about this eclectic book store to all my friends and colleagues who like a good book and enjoy the pleasure of browsing and buy books directly from a store. But sadly this time when I enquired to buy titles by PD James and John Le Carre , sadly they were out of stock. Now this is very upsetting as I always maintained that Oxford keeps any book you want to read. And PG James and Le Carre happen to be very acclaimed authors. Now it seems that I would have to resort to ecommerce sites to buy these books. I wouldhave any day preferred to buy directly from the store.
  • The Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata is a very good Bookstore which provides a wide range of books. I haad visited the store and was pleasantly surprised to see d how well equipped the Bookstore is. It has many books which are rare and not easy to find.
  • I've visited this place with my Father way back in 1997 and it's just great to buy books. I had bought a novel for my class teacher who was going to retire from this store. The store manager uncle at that time was extremely courteous to us. It's a must visit place for all book lovers and people who want to buy good novels/story books :)
  • Like Flury's caters to the elite, Oxford too has no place for ordinary people anymore. Foreigners need never keep their bags, we ordinary Bengalis should avoid this place. Outdated, stuffy, coffee table expensive books with hardly any discount. Chai bar selectively serves known high net worth individuals. Plebeians are not welcome. Once upon a time was cool, now not worth yours or my time. Thanks. I studied in a college just walking distance from this book store and passed from there in 1999. The ambiance has only become worse: the place is no longer useful to any but the rich and the powerful of the city. And if you are Indian, ordinary and just not white, they will ask you to keep your bag with the security people. But if you are white, then you are gods and goddesses to them. This was the case in 1996 when my professor, Prof Kapadia (late) protested against this; and this is the same now in 2016. See my review of Flury's in Zomato, you'll see that Oxford is weirdly opposite to that place of past glory and dirty tables and colonial somnolence. I even had the misfortune of attending many book-releases there which are stage-managed and paid. Don't waste your time there. Go to Humro Momo for snacks (see my Zomato review of Humro Momo) and for books Amazon (Kindle may be!).
  • The bookshelf that's parked on Park Street for almost a century now. Books are the usual citizens there, special one is The Cha Bar (The Tea Bar) .And, a wonderful gallery perfect for book launches, reading sessions, small events etc.