As we come across most of the online blogs & articles with detailed knowledge about exploring various places around the world there is something new and different especially for book lovers to know. Have you ever knew that in the world there is a place named COLLEGE STREET in KOLKATA which is considered to be the world’s second largest secondhand book market.



TIME MAGAZINE” considered College Street to be “The Best of Asia” in 2007. This place has also got a nickname “BOI PARA”. This is a 1.5km long street which lies in central Kolkata.

There are certain publication industries on this street as well as (Dasgupta and Company Pvt. Ltd, Ananda publishers; etc.)

This street is also full of educational institutes and universities like:-

  1. Presidency University is one of the oldest western education institutes in South Asia.
  2. University of Calcutta
  3. Medical College and Hospital, the first college of European medicine in Asia

and many more.

Places nearby:-

Once your legs get tired of looking around the huge collection of books there is another traditional place of taking some rest and for you to have a great time in COFFEE HOUSE, it has always been an important part of the history of Calcutta also knows as the hub of intellectual debates. History creating illustrated personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhas Chandra Bose, Satyajit Ray, Manna Dey, Amartya Sen, Mrinal Sen, Shashi Kapoor and Aparna Sen etc. has jotted down brilliant poems, stories, lyrics and exchanged history-making ideas in here. This café is a witness to many memories created by great personalities.  

College Square is also nearby where you can go sit and have a peaceful time reading books.



College Street is in the central Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. Every route from every side is possible to reach to College Street without any trouble. Metros, minibusses, cabs are always available.



If the only problem of traveling down to Kolkata, West Bengal is stopping you to reach to your destination of love for books then now you can be stress-free because FareHawker is here to help you solve your problems and provide you with all comfort in reasonable deals.


So, now hurry up and explore this amazing paradise of books. You will definitely gather a lifetime knowledge and experience in your travel diary.

By Isita on 22/1/2019

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