An excellent source of high-quality (read: unmangled) used fiction and art books in SoHo, New York City. Housing Works hosts a variety of lecture series, authors reading from new works, and has a kick-ass cafe nestled inside one of the nicest collection of mahogany bookshelves, replete with encircling 2nd story balcony--think 19th century law office, minus the stuffiness and plus booze, food and coffee.

But wait, there's more! Not only is this a great place to read, write and scope out literary cuties, it's for a good cause. Housing Works is a non-profit organization that uses the money raised to provide housing and assistance for people living with AIDS and HIV.

Oh yeah, the address/tele: 126 Crosby St, NYC (212) 334.3324

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