Housing Works Bookstore
New York, NY 10012
- Sun, Sat 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Village Voice's Description
Frequented by writers like Art Spiegelman and Rick Moody, this library-esque used bookstore (mahogany wood, spiral staircases, and a 40-foot-high ceiling) counterbalances its grandness with reasonable prices. Proceeds go to homeless New Yorkers with AIDS.
Tips from foursquare
There are fantastic musical, comedy (every Tues at 8:30; free!), and reading events, plus a little-known, but great, used-record selection.
Come here for the eclectic selection of used books and relax in the back café with a delicious selection of teas, coffee and snacks. 100% of the profits go to ending AIDS and homelessness.
Bookstores are among the best places to see women who look like Janeane Garofalo. But at Housing Works you might actually see Janeane herself.
If you can snag a table on the balcony, do it. Just walk up one of the staircases.
A kinda-hidden gem of SoHo tucked away on a cobblestoned backstreet, a great bookstore with some must-try chai. So good, it just had to rhyme.
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