Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination for the last decade. Special events and a fully stocked cafe make this a great place to meet friends, relax, and shop the best book, movie, and music selection in New York City. The unique space is available for special events and all of their books are donated. They are staffed almost entirely by volunteers and 100% of our profits go to Housing Works, a New York City based non-profit fighting the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness

The bookstore cafe hired famous chef Michael Sherman as its catering chef for its bookstore cafe. The bookstore puts on a series of creative events and workshops; poetry slams, writing groups, lectures and book readings. Past events have included a spelling bee for adults, singles meet-ups, and a "story time" for toddlers.

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