9. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Customers can still explore the bookstore that accompanies the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

Although the cafe section of the Housing Works Bookstore is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, customers can still wander around the bookstore to purchase books donated by New York city residents. All proceeds are donated to Housing Works, so they can continue their services that include housing, health care response, and legal work.

Along with many events focused on activism at the Housing Works Bookstore, such as A Feast for the Books, an event that celebrates chefs in the bookstore atmosphere, there are also author events. Whether this event is a book release or a celebration of an influential author, customers will hopefully be able to enjoy these events as soon as COVID-19 concerns decrease. In the past, Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez discussed the release of their book Legendary Children, along with other authors. At the height of the pre-COVID era, the Housing Works Bookstore could hold 200 standing guests at events.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe – 126 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012