Housing Works Used Book Cafe, New York City

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  • Housing Works on a small side street off of Houston is a gem of a bookstore with used books (in mostly good to like new condition). There's a quiet cafe in the back and the store with high ceilings an...  more »
  • I got married here in 2012 and it was the best choice I've ever made. The whole event was perfect, largely due to the charming space and excellent event planners at Housing Works. Everything ran seaml...  more »
  • Our whole family spent several hours browsing at this bookstore. It's a terrific collection of used books. And supports a very worthy cause. Once we were in there, we actually forgot about everything ...  more »
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  • My favorite used bookstore in NYC. Great cafe in the back. Friendly staff. They have amazing concerts and readings. First weekend of the month the whole store is discounted. Plus all proceeds go to a great case.
  • I love this place and find myself popping in here even if only for a few minutes if I'm near. The simple way to start off is to call it as it is--a great reasonably priced used bookshop. It's also a reasonably priced cafe (with alcohol). You're not going to get anything crazy fancy here, but it's solid for sipping and flipping pages of great reads. I've also asked to share tables with people when it gets busy and have met some great folks. They have some light food fare that can also tie ya down for a bit (though I do love going to the Soho Halal Cart down the street). Most importantly, all their profits go to a good cause--helping folks in the NYC area with AIDS. They also have a schedule of events they out on during the evenings, "The Moth" Story Slams anyone?! Feel free to grab a gratis condom or two on your way out. Play it safe NYC!
  • Old school bookstore with spiral staircase and wooden shelves. I love this place.. a guaranteed quiet place wheree i would go and study for hours.
  • My favorite book store around and the proceeds go to a great cause! I almost always find something here, stock is constantly changing.
  • After being an avid HW book shopped at the branches for many yrs, I just learned about this great place recently. Actually worth a field trip from uptown. Kinda feels like a tiny Strand.

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