Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Café, Used Bookstore, and Event Space$$$$
SoHo, New York
186 Tips and reviews
  • books
  • coffee
  • volunteer
  • café
  • free Wifi
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  • Nikki
    Nikki2 weeks ago
    don't. spill.
  • Tarik F.
    Tarik FayadOctober 21
    Been here 10+ times
    Great palace to work. Tons of seating and free wifi. All it costs you is a cup of coffee.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 12
    The coffee is cheap and the upper level setting (if you can snag it) is cozy and quiet. Plus, post study time, treat yourself to some cool thrifty finds next door at the Housing Work Thrift Store.
  • Rebecca P.
    Enough space to get some work done. Tucked in the back of the shop.
  • Guba G.
    Guba GumpSeptember 26
    I love this bookstore (when it's not super duper busy)!
  • Dustin
    DustinJuly 30
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a few greeting cards and postcards near the cashier.
  • Amir A.
    Amir AbdiJune 26
    Wonderful lattes
  • Carlos S.
    Cozy as can be. A great concept. Coffee is alright.
  • Helen W.
    reat for discovering new books to try, but it's harder if you're looking for a specific book as their selection isn't the biggest
  • Gonzo
    GonzoJune 3
    Lots of great talks here. beware there will be a line!
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2
    June 14th: Prepare your best true story for the Moth StorySlam at Housing Works Bookstore (or just watch others tell theirs). No pressure, but it better be good--it’ll be broadcast on the podcast. Read more
  • Alexandros P.
    Nice and cheap coffee for a good reason, free wifi, plenty of books to read and quiet atmosphere!
  • Michael Dylan F.
    A bookstore which a great lil cafe in it...
  • Untapped Cities
    This wood-lined room at this place has floor-to-ceiling books, many for just a dollar. You can enjoy a beer or wine from its café while you devour your latest find in a bohemian, welcoming atmosphere. Read more
  • Joe D.
    Joe DMarch 31
    Nice place to work for a while
  • Time Out New York
    Ask Roulette is coming to Housing Works this week so come on in and enjoy the hilarious panel of questions that will have you curious and entertained. Thurs, 3/24. Read more
  • Pelin G.
    Bookstore and coffee shop what more can you ask for 😊
  • Katharine H.
    Lots of great books from all different genres organized well. They also have lots of small tables you can sit and drink coffee from their cafe at and work or read
  • Halley H.
    Halley HairFebruary 24
    They're a part of CUPS: https://cupsapp.com/ Use code 18m3t for $10 of free coffee!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DonatelliJanuary 12
    Lovely atmosphere and free wifi, but the food is standard cafe faire.
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadDecember 22, 2015
    If I'm in the neighborhood I always stop by to browse the cookbooks and design books. Good prices
  • Sonya R.
    Sonya RytovaDecember 17, 2015
    Very nice coffee! Like really cool!) Cute place to talk with a friend or read a good book (actually it's almost the same ;) )
  • Evan S.
    Evan SchwartzNovember 29, 2015
    Books, coffee, sitting, conversation
  • Ab
    AbNovember 25, 2015
    Great stop with solid collection and decent coffee in the back. Easy place to work, but don't expect power outlets
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneNovember 14, 2015
    One of the greatest places on earth. Buy books, see some great events, help people.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"November 5, 2015
    The chai lattes are solid here.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaOctober 12, 2015
    Awesome well-priced used bookstore with a cafe, and a selection of records.
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MSeptember 26, 2015
    Best cafe atmosphere around, all for a good cause
  • Kaitlin S.
    Kaitlin SiemeringSeptember 23, 2015
    Great place to spend an afternoon! Awesome used book collection, pretty good coffee, places to sit, and all proceeds go to a worthy cause!
  • Ruben Garcia M.
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoSeptember 8, 2015
    If you're shopping in Soho, take a break and read a book here
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    All books are donated.
  • Marc G.
    Marc GrossbergAugust 24, 2015
    The books. The venue for performances. The feel of the place
  • Susumu
    SusumuAugust 16, 2015
    Cozy used bookstore in SoHo. There are vinyls as well.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJuly 24, 2015
    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.
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonJuly 23, 2015
    Spent a relaxing hour browsing and drinking their very strong coffee.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NJuly 10, 2015
    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.
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickJuly 8, 2015
    good coffee refill deal
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 23, 2015
    Good coffee and great books! All you need.
  • John P.
    John PaterakisJune 4, 2015
    Nice space for having a coffee, but the selection of books is limited, particularly if your interests don't tend towards the left.
  • Gillespie G.
    Found a very cool vinyl record and good coffee, reasonably priced
  • Lindsaye
    LindsayeMay 27, 2015
    Below average selection
  • AJ J.
    AJ JacobsMay 25, 2015
    Housing Works is one of my favorite bookstores. And sometimes my cousin Ophira Eisenberg hosts incredible Moth StorySLAMs there.
  • Christina N.
    Christina NawabiMay 18, 2015
    50 cent book rack!
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 16, 2015
    Check out the events calendar: they have some really fun and original free events almost every night.
  • Christine A.
    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.
  • Talat S.
    Talat SarıMay 3, 2015
    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoApril 29, 2015
    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!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanMarch 25, 2015
    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.
  • David T.
    David TrudoMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty cool used bookstore and cafe. Great for lunch, or just wandering around for a book.
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