Bookstore Cafe & Bar

Bookstore Cafe & Bar

For over a decade, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination. All of our stock is donated, and we are staffed almost entirely by volunteers, so 100% of our profits go to fund Housing Works' lifesaving services. There are free and low-cost events many nights of the week, an exceptional range of books, movies, and music, and a fully stocked cafe & bar. We pride ourselves in being a great place to visit, meet friends, relax, read, write, and shop! Our one-of-a-kind space is available for rent, and we host weddings and special events almost every weekend.

MAY 12
Bookstore Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM
MAY 21
Bookstore Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM
JUN 09
Bookstore Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM
JUN 18
Bookstore Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM

Thank you for understanding our fundraising efforts!

CDs & DVDs
Public Programs
Space Rental
126 Crosby St
New York, NY
Store Hours:
Mon - Thurs
10AM - 9PM
Fri - Sun
10AM - 6PM
Donation Hours:
Mon - Fri
10AM - 5PM
Sat - Sun
10AM - 2PM

The Cafe

Our recently upgraded cafe & bar serves hot and cold food and drinks, including tea, coffee, juice, soda, and seltzer, sweet & savory pastries, sandwiches, & soups. We have an excellent selection of beer, wine, and liquor, and frequently serve cocktail specials.

A special thank you to Two Boots for their generous support of Housing Works!

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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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