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

Not-for-profit bookshop cum cafe with free Wi-Fi
by Melanie Berliet at Citysearch

At this branch of Housing Works, the treasures are used books and records rather than the antique furniture and designer frocks found at its sister shops. With several tables and a few comfy leather chairs, it’s an ideal place for casual…
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By raveely at Citysearch

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Soho's preferred not-for-profit bookshop supports a good cause, and it's an escape from the crazed shopping elsewhere in the neighborhood.
By Contributor at Citysearch

The Scene The Housing Works thrift shops are some of the city's best-kept secrets for clothing and furniture seekers, but you won't find ... Read More

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

By evilkitty51 at Citysearch

The word to describe the cafe bookstore would be cozy. The staff consiste of vounteers and actually paid workers. The volunteers might not know eve... 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