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We are a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space in downtown NYC. All proceeds from every show you attend and everything you buy, down to a record and a PBR, go directly to our mission of fighting AIDS and homelessness. 126 Crosby Street, NYC

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"8 p.m. Housing Works Used Book Café for Dan Wilbur’s party and comedy show celebrating his new book, How Not to Read. Came in during Elna Baker’s hilarious Mormon coming-out story (coming out to her parents as a twentysomething non-virgin), stayed for Chris Gethard’s terrible–wonderful story about being newly single and having panic attacks and getting his second Smiths-themed tattoo."

Emma Straub’s Week in Pop-Culture Consumption — Vulture

We are delighted to have been a part of Emma’s week in culture! Click through for basically a guide to living your cultural life. And get a ticket to the Emma Straub Hollywood Variety Hour this Saturday. I’ll be there; but more importantly, so will Emma, Stephen Merritt, Maris Kreizman, Ira Glass, and Andrew McCarthy. YEAH. Do it.

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