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Housing Works Used Book Cafe

126 Crosby St, New York City, NY 10012-3326
+1 212-334-3324
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Best. Decision. Ever.

I got married here in 2012 and it was the best choice I've ever made. The whole event was perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Fabulous Bookstore

Our whole family spent several hours browsing at this bookstore. It's a terrific collection of used... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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This SoHo cafe is know for its readings and lectures -- the content of these presentations have a special focus on social issues.
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126 Crosby St, New York City, NY 10012-3326
+1 212-334-3324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 seamlessly...they kept my glass and plate full at all times,...More

Thank emiliebandy
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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 else Soho had to offer.

Thank Desi_Gal_10
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great location, and the space is really fun to hang out in. Staffed by volunteers and stocked by donations, all proceeds go to the Housing Works project, so you feel good about spending the super-reasonable prices they charge! Thanks to the people who make this...More

Thank sweetnlo1
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was a good used bookstore with great selection in a very open, airy setting. We were able to sit, enjoy a coffee, and use their wifi in a nice setting. Book were reasonably priced.

Thank dselmal
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Cheap used books. Great cafe. The bookstore has such a nice vibe. Felt like an old library. All for a great cause!

Thank 411jwp
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Loved looking at books here. Very interesting selection. Attended niece's wedding. Staff did a great job and good was very good.

Thank IowaCityMD
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This used bookstore looks like a movie set of the dreamiest, coziest bookstore you can imagine. Floor to ceiling bookshelves and a balcony. A little cafe in the back, lots of seating, free wi-fi. Great selection of books, proofs, cookbooks, there's a children's section, a...More

Thank TinaNYC
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the place you want to go if you like to get out of the busy streets of NYC and just relax for a little bit. They provide seating, good coffee, apple cider and other beverages and food - and the free wifi that...More

Thank Remy M
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Found this shop on Trip Advisor whilst researching our trip. Really wanted to go and made the trip down especially. Was really worth it. Yes it's a bookshop and yes I found it a challenge as when finding authors I like I realised the covers...More

Thank Mairi1966
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected find just off busy Broadway. Initially just went in to use the restroom but it was amazing how the atmosphere hits you. Excellent coffee and friendly people sat at tables using laptops, reading books or just chatting. High ceilings with thousands...More

Thank Debbie H
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shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with
big-name stores and people during the day, while
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