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Housing Works Bookstore Café

126 Crosby St., New York, NY 10012 40.724569 -73.996411
nr. Houston St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-334-3324 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Consignment/Thrift Shop
  • Products & Services: Books
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm; Sat-Sun, noon-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.; N, R at Prince St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.

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American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Books

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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.


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.

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