Around the corner from expensive Soho clothing boutiques, almost hidden, is the Housing Works used book store and cafe. Decent selection, and ridiculously cheap prices. They have stacks of 50 cent or $1.00 books that far outdoes anything that The Strand discount stacks offer. They also have couches and a coffee bar, inviting you to spend an afternoon there. Workers are friendly, and all books are donated, and all proceeds go to help homeless men and women with HIV/AIDS.