Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

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Details
126 Crosby St (btwn Prince & E Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324
Café, Used Bookstore, Event Space
$
Hours
Mon–Fri: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • If you can snag a table on the balcony, do it. Just walk up one of the staircases.
  • A kinda-hidden gem of SoHo tucked away on a cobblestoned backstreet, a great bookstore with some must-try chai. So good, it just had to rhyme.
  • There are fantastic musical, comedy (every Tues at 8:30; free!), and reading events, plus a little-known, but great, used-record selection.
  • Iced chai w/ soy gives Mud a run for its money, and the walls-of-books aesthetic can't be beat.
  • Best place in the city to study and you just can't beat the free Wi-Fi!
  • Don't waste money on bottled water; their iced tap water is frickin amazing.
  • Hello, free wifi and quiet space!
  • Being a New Yorker with the ever rushing lifestyle (for no particular reason) a bookstore like this is exactly what I need to mellow out. A very chill, calming environment to sip on a nice cup of java
  • Bookstores are among the best places to see women who look like Janeane Garofalo. But at Housing Works you might actually see Janeane herself.
  • Once a month, 30% off all books, music, DVD's. Usually the second weekend of the month, Saturday and Sunday all day.
  • Cool workspace, OK coffee
  • Iced mocha is delicious. In the last few months, it's made in a new way that makes the chocolate taste much stronger. Definitely a plus.
  • They book some really awesome events here, from Ask Roulette to Grantland Quarterlys to literary singles nights. Check out the events on their website.
  • This place is my happy save haven in Manhattan! The staff is INCREDIBLY nice, the proceeds go to charity, and you can find books for 50 cents! I COULD LIVE HERE. I LOVE IT.
  • They provide free condoms at check out, just in case you need some at the bookstore.
  • Help Housing Works alleviate the impact of homelessness & HIV/AIDS by volunteering. Whether its volunteering at the cafe or helping out in the book stacks, every effort helps. Learn more on MetroFocus
  • Nice, quiet place to work. Wifi is great, but make sure you have a full battery charge on laptop: no outlets available. While you are there, buy a book for a great cause!
  • Come here for the eclectic selection of used books and relax in the back caf with a delicious selection of teas, coffee and snacks. 100% of the profits go to ending AIDS and homelessness.
  • Nice and cheap coffee for a good reason, free wifi, plenty of books to read and quiet atmosphere!
  • Very nice coffee! Like really cool!) Cute place to talk with a friend or read a good book (actually it's almost the same ;) )

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