Anne Hathaway and fiancé Adam Shulman celebrated their engagement Saturday night with an intimate 125-person party at Housing Works Bookstore Café in New York City. Located in downtown Manhattan's shopping district, the bookstore cafe occupies a restored historic building with 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases, and mahogany bookshelves. The space often plays host to a variety of events, including parties like Hathaway's and smaller weddings, and, better still, the rental cost for private parties benefits the store's larger counterpart, Housing Works, a nonprofit organization that works to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS.
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While the bookstore is no stranger to the presence of celebrities (the space has appeared in Gossip Girl, Sex in the City, and Law and Order), we think Hathaway's quiet evening among friends and family featured the SoHo landmark at its best. For information on hosting your own celebration at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-780-1942.
—Phillip B. Crook