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Bookstore Cafe

Bookstore Cafe

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination for the last decade. 

Special events many nights of the week, an exceptional range of books, movies, and music, and a fully stocked cafe make this a great place to meet friends, relax, read, write, and shop!

Our one-of-a-kind space is available for rent, and we host weddings almost every weekend.

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.

MAY 26
Early Closing at 4PM for a Private Event
MAY 27
Early Closing at 4:30PM for a Private Event
JUN 06
Early Closing at 3PM
JUN 12
Early Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM
JUN 13
Early Closing at 5:30PM for Event Set-Up
JUN 21
Early Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM
JUL 04
Closed all day for July 4th!
JUL 10
Early Closing at 6PM for The Moth StorySLAM
JUL 19
Early 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

The Cafe

If the store is open, the cafe is serving! Enjoy fresh food and drink, including tea, coffee, beer, wine, donuts, sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches, salads & soups, all served by our friendly volunteers. This year we will also be offering regular themed cocktail specials! 

We are proud to serve the following brands:

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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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