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College Street (Boi Para)

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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Great place for book lovers...

You will find any kinds of book at College Street. It known as "Boi Para". Lots of small & big book shop is there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
airanis
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was hoping to linger in what I thought would be bookstores. But these were stalls, barely accessible on a tiny street through which cars pushed like angry monsters.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find any kinds of book at College Street. It known as "Boi Para". Lots of small & big book shop is there.

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Thank airanis
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is every book lover's delight. The sheer variety of books available in College street is mind-blowing. Remember to haggle a little too!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This part belongs to old Kolkata and still carrying it's old legacy. Here there are hundreds of small shops on the footpath where they sale old and rare books. It is said one Can find his book that he can't find anywhere. This place is displaying history,

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

College Street is a street in the north Kolkata. Its the hub of bookshops in Kolkata. The street is lined with small roadside bookshops as well as permanent big shops. Overall College Street is one of its kind. An walking down its lanes is an exhilarating experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Books, books and books..old, new, fiction, non-fiction and much more. Its a book lovers paradise. I remember till my college days I was in College street every other week. The street is full of book sellers on both sides of the road. You can find any kind of book here. It reflects the true heart of Kolkata. Even our Nbdel... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 pleading you to buy chai from their shops, and literally any book you can think of. You can get books here on most subjects, from... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of books on both sides of the pavement. But one has to be careful, and buy from the reputed book sellers only.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the place is getting commercialized with most of the stalls offering books for students . If you are an enthusiast who is willing to dig deep to find hidden treasures ,gems of rare books then you can find them here.

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