Housing Works' social enterprise businesses provide crucial funding for Housing Works' mission in addition to employment opportunities to the community. Our Thrift Shops are open and accepting donations during business hours. Our Bookstore is open but not currently accepting walk-in donations.


For over a decade, Housing Works Bookstore has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination. All of our stock is donated, and we are staffed almost entirely by volunteers, so 100% of our profits go to fund Housing Works' lifesaving services. There are free and low-cost events many nights of the week, an exceptional range of books, movies, and music. We pride ourselves in being a great place to visit, meet friends, relax, read, write, and shop! Our one-of-a-kind space is available for rent, and we host weddings and special events almost every weekend.

The cafe is currently open.

You can currently donate up to two small boxes of books at the bookstore at this time. Please call the store to schedule a time for drop-off. For larger donations, please make arrangements with our in-kind department via this form: https://housingworks.formtitan...

Thrift Shops

Housing Works Thrift Shops are neighborhood treasures, thriving off the donations from the generous community, our Thrift Shops sell an eclectic collection of clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and homewares at unbeatable prices.

Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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