Best Kid Friendly Bookstores In Kolkata


How do you raise a mini bookworm? Just get them to start reading– and start them early! Science often tells us why getting kids into the reading habit at a much earlier age has numerous benefits and helps open up a world of imagination and creativity in the little minds. 

If you are a parent in Kolkata, the good news is that there is no dearth of options for your little bookworms in this city. We have compiled a list of the best bookstores in the city that you need to head to with your kids and add to their collections!

Oxford Bookstores

This place offers book lovers access to the very best in publishing, children’s books and regional language books too. Spread over 2 floors, they have ample room for activities like storytelling and the arts & crafts workshops that they conduct. 
Address: 17, Park Street, Kolkata 
Contact: 033 22297662
Website: Oxford Bookstores
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With five outlets in Kolkata and two in Chennai, Starmark has all kinds of books and stationery- new comics, novels and other informative books that you could think of. 
Address: Multiple Locations, Click Here.
Contact: 8100120120
Website: Starmark
Facebook: Starmark


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A book store sprawling across a wide area of 7,500 sq ft at Elgin Road.In this branch, a complete floor is dedicated to children with a variety of books and toys. The children’s section also contains a play area with blocks, slides and other indoor activities where smaller children can hop around. They also have a café in the corner for the parents. 
Address: 8, Elgin Road, Elgin
Contact: 9051954773 / 9830470000 / 033-22836503 
Facebook: STORY

Children's Book Trust

A pioneer publisher of children’s books in India, the Children’s Book Trust (CBT) comprises books in all categories and genres for children of all age groups. These are published not only in English and Hindi, as was the case earlier, but in various Indian languages to a certain extent.
Address: G-14, Kamalalaya Centre, 156 A, Lenin Sarani, Kolkata
Contact: 033 22155094
Website: Children's Book Trust

Khalsa Book House

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This bookstore has a huge collection of books for children. It has a variety of books like storybooks, activity books, dictionaries and educational books. 
Address: 25, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Jadubabur Bazar, Bhowanipore, Kolkata
Contact: 9831516754 

Venus Planet Of Toys

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Situated in Behala, it caters to all kinds of toys and books for children till the age of 7-8 years. An independent outlet, they have ample reading area for kids and mothers to sit and go through their collection of books and toys. 
Address: 21 A, Near 14 No Bus Stand, Roy Bahadur Road, Behala
Contact: 08274008429
Website: Venus Planet of Toys
Facebook: Venus Planet of Toys

Bookworm Store

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Store Bookworm stocks the widest range of popular fiction, non-fiction, computing, self-help, health, management, food and drink, travel, art and architecture, children's books. With its large children section and its focus on making the store friendly, fun-filled place, Store Bookworm attracts many families who normally don’t think of visiting bookstores. By buying books from Store Bookworm, you can earn hefty reward points that can be redeemed for future purchases at Store Bookworm.
Address: Online 
Contact: 9830993733 
Facebook: Bookworm Store

College Street

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Any bookshop list in Kolkata is incomplete without the mention of College Street which is also known as ‘Boi Para’. From first editions to the latest, from second hand to brand new, College Street is a book lovers’ paradise where you can score great books at a discounted price too! It is said to be the largest second-hand book market in the world and the biggest book market in India!
Address: Bowbazar, Kolkata

Family Book Shop

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This shop, just at the beginning of the Park Street is small but has a good section of children’s books. They have huge collections of all genres such as Children Books, Knitting, Embroidery, Fashion, Sports, Arts, Textile, Jewellery, Comics, Gardening, Interior Books 
Address: 1A, Park Street, Kolkata
Contact: 033 2229 3486

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