Housing Works Bookstore

Books in SoHo & Chinatown

Relaxed, earthy and featuring a great selection of secondhand books, vinyl, CDs and DVDs you can buy for a good cause (proceeds go to the city's HIV-positive and AIDS-infected homeless population), this creaky hideaway is a very local place to while away a few quiet afternoon hours browsing or sitting in the on-site cafe.

Check the website for regular events, which include highly entertaining Moth StorySLAM (www.themoth.org) competitions.