Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm; Sat-Sun, noon-7pm
6 at Bleecker St.; N, R, W at Prince St.; B, D, F, V at Broadway-Lafayette St.
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Proceeds from the all-donated stock benefit homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. The high-ceilinged space is a favorite for charity events, and can be rented for parties and weddings. The café’s an excellent place to read books and drink coffee on rainy afternoons. Housing Works asks that all used books be donated to this location.Weddings
With its twenty-foot ceilings, spiral staircases, mahogany balconies, and rows of books, this downtown bookshop resembles an Ivy League library. It can hold up to 150 guests for a sit-down dinner; in-house catering is available but not mandatory. Hourly rental rates start at $500; proceeds benefit the homeless living with HIV and AIDS.