Check out these best book markets in Kolkata if you are a bookworm!
Books have always been one medium that takes us to the world we want to visit, the world of imagination and fantasies! If you are also the one who loves to read books and buys a lot of novels to quench your thirst for books, we welcome you to the book paradise. Check out these book markets in Kolkata that you must visit to find literary gems and books of your choice.
1. College Street Market
The largest book market in the country is situated near Bow bazaar. It is stretched up to 900 metres. The street has a wide variety of books from the Bangla language to several foreign languages making it one of the best book markets in Kolkata. Secondly, it is also known for variety in magazines and journals. The market opens at 9 AM and closes around 8 PM, hence, give readers a good time to explore the chain of book shops. And, if you have good bargaining skills, this market is for you to get the best deals.
Where: College Street Market
2. Oxford Book Store
Oxford book store is located at Park Street and has a large variety of books. It deals with fiction and non-fiction, corporate, culture, career, etc. The nearest metro station to the store is Palk Street station as it is less than five minutes walking distance from there. The shop opens at 11 am and closes at around 9 pm. The Oxford book store is also known for a good collection of contemporary books.
Where: Oxford Book Store
3. Banerjee Book House
This is a one-stop book store for all the classic collections of books. Be it Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay or Anton Chekhov, this book store has all of them to please book lovers. The store is situated at Sodepur station road and most popular for selling second-hand books, starting at INR 50 that also makes it a must-visit place. Yes, you heard it right, INR 50!
Where: Banerjee Book House
4. Starmark Book Store
It is one of the best book stores in Kolkata, situated at five different locations in the city. The store is famous for the variety of non-fiction books available, and it serves well to kids and teens as well. It closes at 9 PM, however, remains open till 9:30 PM on weekends. The store is also known for stationery and gift items, but their specialty is the “hobby ideas section”, which is full of art and craft.
Where: Starmark Book Store
5. Techno World
Located at MG Road, Techno World has a great collection of academic books. It opens at 10 AM but is usually closed on Sundays. Also, the best part about visiting this book store is you can find almost any academic book and that too, at a discounted price. This book store in Kolkata is also known for a variety of books in vernacular languages.
Where: Techno World