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Gopal Krishna Gandhi

“It is a singular pleasure to be in Oxford Bookstore Kolkata. I hope to visit again and again.”

- Gopal Krishna Gandhi
Author, Diplomat and Former Governor of West Bengal


“A pleasure to come to your exquisitely designed store and attend your most innovative initiative for young writers. Look forward to being back soon.”

- Ramachandra Guha
Well-Known Historian and Author

Ramachandra Guha
Shashi Tharoor

“Feels great to be in the Oxford Bookstore that I recall fondly from my Calcutta childhood! Thanks for the warm welcome and the great audience.”

- Shashi Tharoor
Author and Politician


Oxford Bookstore is part of the heritage of Kolkata, bwing now over 90 years old. It continues to be a mecca for book lovers, young and old. My warm greetings to all those associated with this fine institution"

- Karan Singh
President ICCR, Chairman AICC Foreign Affairs Department, Titular Maharaja Of Jammu and Kashmir

Karan Singh
China Mieville

“With huge thanks for such amazing hospitality, and vastly wishing I had more time to browse your wonderful shelves endlessly”

- China Mieville
Award-Winning English Fantasy Fiction Writer


“To the Oxford Bookstore – a peace of contemplation, conversation, good company and enough books to keep me going for several life times. Congratulations. May you prosper.”

- Michael Palin
British Writer, Comedian and Travel Presenter of the Famous BBC Television Series

Michael Palin
Paul Theroux

“Many thanks for welcoming me to Kolkata, and this wonderful bookstore.”

- Paul Theroux
American Travel Writer and Novelist


“The new look of Oxford Bookstore is really wonderful. I feel like shooting a scene for my latest film here.”

- Goutam Ghose
Award-Winning Filmmaker

Goutam Ghose
Maneka Gandhi

“A charming bookshop. The fact that it lends itself to charitable causes is another great plus.”

- Maneka Gandhi
Activist and Politician


“Terrific store. I practically live here.”

- Shobha De

Shobha De
Shabana Azmi

“Great Bookstore - will visit it again & again & again.”

- Shabana Azmi


“Oxford Bookstores are the most friendly stores in India, but the dear most is here, In Park Street, Kolkata”

– Gulzar
Poet and Lyricist