Housing Works' social enterprise businesses provide crucial funding for Housing Works' mission in addition to employment opportunities to the community. Our Thrift Shops and Bookstore are open and accepting donations during business hours.


For over a decade, Housing Works Bookstore has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination. Nearly all of our stock is donated, and we are staffed with the support of volunteers, so 100% of our profits go to fund Housing Works' lifesaving services. Check out our calendar for special events or stop by to shop books, media, gifts, as well as a curated selection of thrift clothing and housewares. We pride ourselves in being a great place to shop and meet friends for a coffee or glass of wine. Our one-of-a-kind space is available for rent, and we host weddings and special events almost every weekend.

The cafe is currently open.

In addition to books and media, the Bookstore now accepts donations of gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, decorative housewares, art and antiques.

Please limit book and media donations to 2 bags or boxes per customer.

For larger donations, please make arrangements with our in-kind department by filling out this form: or emailing

Thrift Shops

Housing Works Thrift Shops are neighborhood treasures, thriving off the donations from the generous community, our Thrift Shops sell an eclectic collection of clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and homewares at unbeatable prices.

Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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