Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space. All proceeds from every show you attend and everything you buy, down to a record and a PBR, go directly to our mission of fighting AIDS and homelessness.
With real estate prices so high, most coffee shops don't even have space to sit. Here's a great, old school bookstore with a tiny cafe and ample seating. Great to meet up or do a little work.
Spent a relaxing hour browsing and drinking their very strong coffee.
One of the best used bookstores in NYC, and an all around comfortable, inviting space. The selection is usually on par with a "new" bookstore.
good coffee refill deal
Good coffee and great books! All you need.
They accept the CUPS app as a form of payment at the cafe.Just download the app on your iPhone or Android and enjoy savings! Enter the promo "12D7X" and get $10 towards your first coffee (or tea) plan
Nice space for having a coffee, but the selection of books is limited, particularly if your interests don't tend towards the left.
Found a very cool vinyl record and good coffee, reasonably priced
Below average selection
Housing Works is one of my favorite bookstores. And sometimes my cousin Ophira Eisenberg hosts incredible Moth StorySLAMs there.
50 cent book rack!
Check out the events calendar: they have some really fun and original free events almost every night.
Love the cafe, great place to relax and study or discover the great selection of donated books. Cozy like an old library feel that is inviting.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Good spot to work with decent wifi but no outlets available for customer use, which is a bummer. Great place overall but make sure your devices are charged!
The space is great to get work done. But they don't seem to want you to: no outlets and you can only have a laptop/tablet at certain tables. Annoying.
Used books you'll actually want to buy (not stacks of weird paperbacks). Okay coffee too! Also: not sure if it's standard but the oldies playing kind of rock
Pretty cool used bookstore and cafe. Great for lunch, or just wandering around for a book.
Books? Coffee? All for a good cause? Yes please.
row after row of adventure after adventure!
Local nonprofit bookstore cafe. Employees are volunteers & avid booklovers. Cafe hosts lectures, book clubs & is a popular venue for weddings. And there's always a basket of free condoms at checkout.
Used books and a cafe. Good for studying or working or pretending to
Quirky nice little cafe within a secondhand bookstore. Perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Cool workspace, OK coffee
Coffee is pretty expensive - $4 for a small cappuccino
Great symbol selection, excellent prices, and a great cause
Cute coffe shop and snack bar
A great little refuge from the SoHo hustle
Order a Cortado and browse the shelves while you wait - nice little getaway in Soho.
Great books, great coffee & Wifi ...what else can you ask for?:)
The Moth and books
Coffee is not the best, but it's not bad either! Lovely environment to drink your coffee and maybe read a book..? :-)
Free wifi, cheap coffee, good sandwiches and chill vibes. An oasis off busy Houston st.
Smell of old books, the balcony, people writing books and plays, a very diverse selection, a bustling café, a good cause—New York, this is your bookstore.
30% off on the first weekend of the month.
In SoHo, and cheap? Crazy. Check out the cheap used book carts. The bookstore can be busy, but it stays fairly calm. Staff are also very fun. Volunteer run!
Delicious lattes. Be nice to the staff, they're awesome and also volunteers.
Didn't get into The Moth? Get dinner nearby, then go back at intermission ~8:45pm.
The coffee is good and the ambiance is very relaxing
Awesome book store. Amazing org. Happy, helpful staff.
This book store is completely staffed by volunteers. Buy a book. Do good.
Get the iced latte, feel renewed
They have consistently good coffee, and are always hosting amazing events and speakers, such as David Sedaris on 6/3. Get here early for big events though, the line stretches down the block.
Nice to get some (handwritten) work done here - no outlets!
Order an iced latte and snag a balcony seat! Proceeds go to a great cause, too!
Great place to have a meeting. Quiet, plenty of seats, and good drink options (coffee, wine, beer)
Really great iced coffee.. Even better than La Colombe!
By far my most favorite bookstore in the city :)
Best bookstore in the city and has free wifi.