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Housing Works Used Book Cafe

126 Crosby St, New York City, NY 10012-3326 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #6,648 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • English first
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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