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Housing Works Used Book Cafe

126 Crosby St, New York City, NY 10012-3326 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #7,278 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $10
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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  • English first
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

This used book store is a treasure trove, a sanctuary and an organizing tool. I love them. Your purchase supports The organization : HW advocates for and provides services to homeless folks with HIV and AIDs. Long live housing works.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

This is a wonderful bookstore, and since all of the books, CDs, DVDs, etc. are donated (this is a nonprofit organization), you'll pay half the cover price or less. Check out the $1 and 50 cent carts. The cafe serves great coffee, pastries, muffins, sandwiches, cookies, and quiche, all reasonably priced. You can also order a beer or wine. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2008

favorite coffee shop/used bookstore to do work, read, etc..

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Additional Information about Housing Works Used Book Cafe

Address: 126 Crosby St, New York City, NY 10012-3326
Phone Number: 212-334-3959
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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