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Housing Works Used Book Cafe

Open Now: 09:00 - 21:00
Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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Quirky and cosy and all in a good cause

This is a great bookshop. It has a distinct ‘rainy day’ feel about it and some rare and interesting... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
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Cozy Coffee Shop with a Heart

Housing Works is a cozy little coffee shop in the heart of Soho serving coffee and baked goods. The... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
New York City, New York
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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., between Houston and Prince Sts, New York City, NY 10012-3326
+1 212-334-3324
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great bookshop. It has a distinct ‘rainy day’ feel about it and some rare and interesting copies of a multitude of books. The coffee shop at the back is great. I had some of the best coffee in the city here. A...More

4  Thank minzzer
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Housing Works is a cozy little coffee shop in the heart of Soho serving coffee and baked goods. The walls are lined with books, which are all donated and available for purchase. Proceeds go to help those suffering with AIDS. The staff is always wonderful...More

1  Thank Lpopp12
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The cause of this bookstore is close to my own heart and as a longtime international supporter of this I was beyond excited to visit in late October 2017. The store itself is beautiful and has an inimitable selection of books, including rare and proof...More

Thank scottinthesky
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 and a mezzanine for more books...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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.

1  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
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Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of
Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping
destinations in the world. Housing everything from the
most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you
won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated
shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with
big-name stores and people during the day, while
Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to
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