Housing Works Used Book Cafe

Housing Works Used Book Cafe

126 Crosby St, New York, NY
(212) 334-3324 serving: Downtown, SoHo
open:Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10
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The Low Down


Fun Fact: Though the books and records aren’t free, the condoms are. Grab a few on your way out.

The Extras: Not to be overlooked is the soup of the day, which is provided by Hale and Hearty.

Know Before You Go: The cafe often closes early to prepare for frequent readings and music events. Call ahead for schedules.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Thrift shop
By Jim D. at Judy's Book

I think you have to bear in mind that this is just the book outlet of a multi-location thrift shop. It's not a high-end publishing emporium. Since ... Read More

Lovely space
By Racheline M. at Judy's Book

I love this place's space more than its selection. It's really lovely, with a second floor balcony of books, a small cafe and comfortable spaces b... Read More

Great deals to be found
By Susan S. at Judy's Book

I frequently pop into Housing Works on my way up to the Broadway-Lafayette stop when browsing Soho for a decent cup of coffee and a good book. The... Read More

One of my favorite used bookstores in the whole world!
By Amy B at Insider Pages

I love Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love it. It is tucked away in a little cobblestone alley/street ... Read More

I wouldn't go there again
By Jessica M. at Judy's Book

First of all they made me check my STROLLER. Umm, so I had no choice but to carry a 29 pound squirming toddler and I am quite OBVIOUSLY pregnant. ... Read More