2005_06_artsbookfair.jpgIf you find yourself in Soho this weekend, peel yourself away from the windows full of expensively shiny trinkets and browse instead at the Housing Works Bookstore, which is offering some especially good deals at two great events. Saturday they hold an Open Air Book Fair on Crosby between Houston and Prince. There will be live music, free coffee, and incredible discounts on books and records. Sunday brings the fifth annual Literary Magazine Fair, where you can meet the editors of many publications and buy dozens of titles for just a few dollars a copy—a fantastic way to discover new magazines and writers without breaking the bank.

Housing Works Bookstore Café Open Air Book Fair, Saturday June 4th from 10AM to 7PM at 126 Crosby Street. Literary Magazine Fair, Sunday June 5th from 12PM to 7PM, same location. Donate books to Housing Works to benefit homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS, anytime.