Time Stands Still in College Street

College Street in the busy college district of Calcutta, is the largest 2nd hand book market in the world, and the largest book market in India. You name it,  and they have it.

The entire stretch of College street is dotted with countless book stalls and book stores. The dank, dark book stores and publication houses are truly as dated as they look. But therein lies the beauty of this unique Boi Para ( the neighbourhood of books).

Spend an afternoon languorously going over each store; discover books that you thought you would never find; listen to expert advise and synopsis on each and every book by the magnificently informed store managers; and bask in the shadow of  generations of intelligentsia who walked the trail you will walk.




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