Venue Rental

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is the quintessential New York venue— a generous space in a historic, beautifully renovated building located in popular and vibrant SoHo. With 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases and mahogany- paneled balconies and bookshelves, this space lends style and sophistication to any event and is a key destination on New York’s literary circuit. The Bookstore Cafe is an ideal setting for everything from company holiday parties to weddings, from book releases to photography and film shoots.

For more Information and Inquiries:

Private Event Rentals such as Weddings, Fundraisers, and Corporate Events

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Public Programming & Public Events such as Concerts, Book Readings, and Panels

Book-the-Nook: For groups of 10 people or more who would like to hold a meeting or event in the cafe.

Film or TV Production Rentals

Technical Amenities

These are available with pre-arranged contract terms and in some instances at additional cost.  If you are a private event client or vendor, please contact The Works Catering to ensure that we are able to offer you the technical equipment that you need.

All private event DJs and Musicians MUST supply their own equipment; this is non-negotiable.

  • Standard microphones
  • iPod/stereo/laptop hookup
  • House sound system
  • PA system & sound board (for DJ or full band)
  • JBL speakers
  • Digital projector
  • Stage: four 2’9” x 8’ rubberized panels, sits on 18” legs
  • Sound technician available upon request; charges apply
  • 6-foot tables, cocktail tables and chairs available upon request

Bookstore Floorplan (PDF)

Film & Television Credits

Law and Order
Sex in the City
Margot at the Wedding
Gossip Girl
30 Rock
Another Night
Chapter 27
The Family Fang
Sleeping with Other People
The Following
VH1 Countdown
Good Guy