|Venue name:||Housing Works Bookstore Cafe||Contact:|
126 Crosby St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat, Sun 10am-5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|
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Average User Rating
3.5 / 5
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- 1 star:1
Cheap books & beer, what more can you ask for?!I've purchased some of my favorite books of all time here for $1.00 or even 50 cents. If that's not a steal, I don't know what is. Regular books are cheaper than Barnes & Noble and it's for a good cause so you can't go wrong. Wish there were more places like this all over NYC.
Housing Works is a New York City institution and one of the best organizations ever. This bookstore and café is staffed almost entirely by volunteer staff so that 100% of its proceeds go to the Housing Works organization, which advocates and supports the homeless and HIV/AIDS communities. The bookstore and café itself is a great space in Soho: Situated on a cobblestone street, the store has two levels, including a mezzanine, filled to the brim with donated used books. There’s also a café in back, so you can peruse the selection while sipping on a hot coffee. I bought a lot of holiday gifts here and was all the more happy with my purchases knowing that the money was going to a good cause. Also, this space is a venue for kick-ass events like MOTH Story Slam and literary speakers.
This book store was absolutely terrible. I think that those people who frequent bookstore cafe should visit Bea for Books