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.

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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Upcoming Events


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Weddings & Private Events

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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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