Kolkata Books

Books in Kolkata form an integral part of the life in Kolkata. Kolkatans are ardent fans of books - be it fiction, fairy tales, short stories, novels, poetry, prose, novella, epistolary pieces, autobiography, et al.

The love for books is so strong in Kolkata that we find a colony of book-stores in Kolkata. This colony is known as College Street, where books of all types and genres are available.

The love for books in Kolkata can also be witnessed by a centennial event that takes place with tremendous pomp and show. Every year, towards the end of January or sometimes in February, a Book Fair is organized in Kolkata.

What is significant about the Kolkata Book Fair, is its variety. Every year, the book fair is organized keeping mind a particular theme, viz. Spain, Australia, France, etc. Therefore, we get to know a lot about the books that are found in these countries. It is really a treat for the book lovers!

In fact, one of the best past-times of the Kolkatans is reading books. This is evident from the fact that Kolkata houses one of the biggest libraries in Asia - The National Library. We also find many other libraries in Kolkata namely:
  • American Library
  • The British Council Library
  • Ramakrishna Mission Library, and so on.
Talking about book stores, some of the renowned book shops in Kolkata are:
  • Cambridge Book and Stationery Company
  • Crosswords
  • Family Book Shop
  • Landmark
  • Oxford Book Store
  • Seagull Bookstore
  • Allied Publishers Private Limited
One can also find many on-line book stores in Kolkata, viz.:
  • Bangla Book Bazaar
  • BengaliBooks.net
  • Bharat Books
  • Computer Book Shop
  • Cyberbooks
  • Eastern Law House
  • Landmark
  • New Central Book Agency
  • Nirmal Sahityam
  • Oxford Book Store
  • Tata McGraw Hill, etc.
Therefore, it goes without mention that the Kolkatans are the die hard fans of books. Nowhere in the world do we find people who love books as the Kolkatans do!

Last Updated on 26 November 2012