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College Street (Boi Para)

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“coffee house” (113 reviews)
“book lovers” (139 reviews)
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

students heaven it will be. you can get any book from the place. & most important attraction is that coffee-house is just middle of that place.

Thank BE D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chaos of Indian roads blends perfectly with the eagerness to learn as College Street is THE place to be for all kinds of books. While it predominantly serves as a house of educational material, one can pick up the occasional fiction or non-fiction for...More

Thank Srivats L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Utterly fascinating area with THOUSNDS of book stalls and several universities to stroll around. This is just one of those amazing experiences you just have to have, no kidding. We did NOT get to the famous Coffee House, but I wish we had--you should do...More

Thank Docwahoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the same boi para which we used to visit our entire childhood to buy any of our book requirements.

Thank Kobid S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if in kolkatta. was shocked to see the range of books and the number of stalls. looked a never ending street.name the book and someone would have it.

Thank rockyold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is for Saree lovers mainly. Adi mohini saree shops are all over the place. Prices are very cheap comparing to Bangladesh. Punjabi shops are bit 15 minutes walk in the rabindra sarani road. There is no good food places near this area. Tips-...More

Thank iamronex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

College street was famous for book shops - from new to old, from regular to rare. However, this time, after 10 years, I felt that the place is losing it's originality. Now most of the shops sell note books, and many other things but not...More

Thank ShashankaSaadi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find any type of book there. All types of School, College, Medical, Engineering, Novels etc book will be available here. I thing it is one of the best book in India. One will get any type of book according to his/her requirements.

Thank Bapon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

College Street of kolkata is by far, the biggest collection of book shops I have seen ever in a street. There are no other shops apart from book shops for the 2 km or so length on this street. Well, a few colleges including the...More

Thank beaming_budha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Endless book stalls containing mostly books for university. Plenty of amusing vendors, street food and general Kolkata chaos. Go after 12 noon when all the stalls will be open.

Thank SimplySusan62
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Sukanta R
14 January 2018|
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Response from jyotibhagat7 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can find any book there.
18 June 2017|
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Response from sonyainfosoftech | Reviewed this property |
Lowest price..? It depends...If you r good in bargain, then Its the right Place for you..
Vishal Y
26 March 2017|
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Response from airanis | Reviewed this property |
very few are open.