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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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College Street is called a Mecca of stationery article.you can visit this place for buying all types of books from nursery school to high school to college to university. You can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

College Street is called a Mecca of stationery article.you can visit this place for buying all types of books from nursery school to high school to college to university. You can even old used books in half the price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The stalls may not have as many treasurers as they did a couple of decades ago, and the book stores do not seem to be multiplying by leaps and bounds, but the intellectual feast that awaits any reader,on dusty shelves and modern displays, is unparalleled in the world. (I mean that in comparison to book stores in larger cities in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

College Street is the most famous spot between every students.. In college street one can get any book whether new or old.. If u r in kolkata and in search of any book u must visit thre..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a 1.5 km long street filled with small & big book stores & even book stores along the pathway of the street. All types of books are sold here. Many book publication companies have their head office & you can get the books at discounted rate. You can see college students across West Bengal thronging in this area... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest book market. If you don't find any book here, it is believed that it is nowhere on this world. Apart from the well known book shops there are plenty of old book shops. And the actual paradise is found on footpath where very old collections are displayed and sold.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Books, books and books. Name any book; you will get it here. If you want to buy new book, used or seconds book; you will get it here. All category books are available. Love the positive vibe of College Street. So if you are coming to Kolkata do not miss College Street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

there are 100's of small boom stores lined on both sides of the street selling both used and new books across all categories ( school books, technical and managerial courses, fiction, non-fiction etc.). if there is a popular language book which exists you will probably find a physical copy out here.

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

A place in the heart of Kolkata city, where you can find the most old and famous colleges of West Bengal. This street is mostly crowded with students or book lovers. You will get to see small book stalls as well as big old books shops. This place shows what Kolkata as a city 'was', 'is' and 'will be'. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From College St, MG Road junction if a half circle is drawn with a radious of 1/2 KM from south, east and north, you found a few hundred book shop, street vendors selling new and old books, publishers, printers, composers, graphic art and other book design set ups, binders, packers etc. which altogether construct the famous Boi Para of Kolkata... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get every kind of book there with an extra discount . All you have to bargain. Also there you can get Copy within reasonable price.

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