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College Street (Boi Para)

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

College Street has -Presidency College,Hindu School,Medical College,City College--all established in 19th century and early 20th century.This street along with small surrounding lanes are full of book stores catering to all types of books printed all over India--school books,college books-whatever you say it is available here.Its...More

Thank sourav g
Reviewed 4 days ago

IFYou are deeply related to Kolkata then you must visit, otherwise wastege of time. Its a great place in Kolkata in every respect but nothing to do with you if you are a guest in Kolkata..

Thank sonyainfosoftech
Reviewed 5 days ago

College Street name originates because the Hindu College , afterwards Presidency College , is situated on this road. This place has a peculiar unique smell of books I This is a place where along with book - publishers' shops, many shops and stalls of old...More

Thank Manasi C
Reviewed 5 days ago

You will find any book, new or old here. biggest book market of eastern India. it is a heritage place.

Thank Tanay D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This truly is a One Stop Solution for everything book! Lines of kiosks selling books on either side of the road. Only issue here is space crunch.

Thank shahbaazz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Any book .Old or new.. you can get it there with the Cold coffee @coffe house kolkata.. where all the personalities belongs to kolkata and outside visited

Thank Avik2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is crowded at any time of the day. You can basically find any book here. Very good spot for book lovers!

Thank antaryami2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From medical college to Hindu school and even in the lanes wriggling past the buildings. The entire area caters to all the senses of a book lover. Be it sight, smell or touch. All are inviting and enticing. From books of all courses and languages...More

Thank drsadiqua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is said that what is not there in Bharat (Mahabhart - the epic) is not there in Bharat (India). Same way, it is said that what is not available in College Street (a book) is not published yet. This is the ultimate place for...More

Thank indranil2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a book lover looking for different kinds of books this the place for you. you can spend hours together in the street finding and reading your types of books. You will like the street.

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Vishal Y
Sunday Open?
26 March 2017|
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Response from adventurous_adi | Reviewed this property |
As most of the colleges are closed on Sunday in the area so are the bookstores and bookstalls. In the morning you can still find few stalls but post lunch none.
Hi, I am planning to see the book shops of College street (casual experience, not searching for any book seriously), and then move to Jorasanko. Would I get parking space in college street?
3 February 2017|
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Response from pandakausik | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Roadside parking. With fee.
Does the shops stay open on Sundays?
3 April 2016|
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Response from tapabroto C | Reviewed this property |
Some of the Store are open in Sunday...but maximum are close..