Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!

Hot Summer Days

Saturday, July 30 -- 2:00pm
Author! Author!!

With great pleasure Outwords Books & Boswell Book Company welcomes acclaimed novelist James Magruder for a reading/signing of latest and most compelling novel as of yet, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall, on Saturday, July 30th @ 2:00pm.

James Magruder's appearance at Outwords Books is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Monday, August 8 -- 7:00pm
Outwords Men’s Book Group

The Outwords Men's Book Club
in August will take place on
Monday, August 8th @ 7:00pm. The group will discuss Death Comes Darkly, the debut murder mystery from local writer, David Pederson.

Tuesday, August 9 -- 7:00pm
Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

In August, please come and join in on the discussion of Nina Revoyr's compelling novel, Wingshooters.
The discussion will take place on Tuesday, August 9th @ 7:00pm.

Wednesday, August 24th-- 7:00pm
Author! Author!!

On Wednesday, August 24, Outwords Books is delighted to welcome back to Milwaukee acclaimed writer, Gregg Shapiro, who has just released his second collection of short stories, entitled How to Whistle.

Greg Shapiro will read from How to Whistle beginning at 7:00pm. this is a free event. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Notable Authors Section

Back in 2008, Outwords Books created a very special display featurin g a selection of the Notable LGBT writers since the beginning of the 20th Century.  Having proved to be very popular, we've continued to keep the spotlight on such essential novelists as Oscar Wilde, Christopher Isherwood, Virginia Woolf, Sarah Waters and, of course, Marcel Proust. 

Outwords Books Online


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Thanks for visiting:

Welcome to www.outwordsbooks.com, newly re-launched and better than ever!

At the beginning of 2010, an unfortunate set of circumstances took our long-suffering shopping cart program off-line, our webmaster missing without a trace.

We've spent the last few weeks madly scrambling to come up with some options and are absolutely delighted to welcome you to our new website: www.outwordsbooks.com.

We've completed Stage One: currently on our website, you'll be able find out more about Outwords Books: where we are located, our hours, our resident book clubs and other upcoming events plus our monthly "Top Picks."

Just this week, we have been able to complete the Second and Final Stage: bringing to you our Online Store which features an array our our products including New Release Fiction, Hot New Non-Fiction, all of the latest Men's and Women's DVDs and much, much more.

We welcome your feedback! Please do not hesitate to contact us at outwordsbooks@msn.com to let us know how you think we are doing!


Since 1993, Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee has offered a wide selection of LGBT-related books, DVDs, Music Cds and Rainbow Pride Gift Items. Located on Milwaukee's East Side, Outwords Books is convenient to both the "Green Line" and "30-Maryland" bus routes. We welcome you to browse our online store or better yet, please stop in for all the latest releases, personalized customer service and a damned good cup of coffee!

Open from: 11am to 7pm Monday to Thursday | 11am to 8pm Friday & Saturday | 12noon to 5pm Sunday 

Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee 2710 N. Murray Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

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