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College Street is a street in North Calcutta. It is the hub of intellectual activity in the city. Well-known academic institutions such as Presidency College, Scottish Church College, the Bethune College, the Medical College Calcutta , the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Hare School, Hindu School, Scottish Church School, Bethune School, Holy Child School and the University of Calcutta are situated on this street. The College Street is most famous for its bookstores. Many bigwigs of the Bengali publication industry are situated here. The street is also dotted with countless very small book kiosks which sell old books. It is the largest second-hand book market in the world and collectively boasts of a collection of almost any title ever sold at Kolkata. One can buy rare books at throw-away prices and extensive bargaining take place. in local language it is called ' boi-para' which means 'locality of books'. this snap shows a typical book store in college street.

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  • Copyright: binita ghosh (binita) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 57 N: 58] (464)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-08
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-11 7:15
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