Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!

Chilly Spring Nights

New Spring Hours
Two changes to Outwords Books Hours:
1. Outwords will close @ 7:00pm on Saturdays
2. Outwords will be closed on Sundays.

Spring Events!

Monday, April 10 -- 7:00pm
Outwords Men’s Book Group

The April discussion of the Outwords Men's Book Club will take place on Monday April 10th @ 7:00pm. The group will discuss Tom Mendicino's extraordinary new novel, Stealing Home.

Everyone is welcome to join in on the discussion.

Tuesday, April 11 -- 7:00pm
Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

In April, the Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books will take place on Tuesday, April 11th @ 7:00pm. The group will discuss Genuine Gold, Book 3 in Ann Aptaker's "Cantor Gold" series.

New members are alays welcome to come and join in on the discussion.

Saturday, April 22
Poet! Poet!!

Come help celebrate National Poetry Month with local favorite, Carmen Alicia Murguia!

Monday, May 8 -- 7:00pm
Outwords Men's Book Group

Jumping into May, the Outwords Men's Book Group will read and discuss George Saunders' thought-provoking new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo on Monday, May 8 @ 7:00. New members are always welcome.

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

The Lesbian Reading Group in May will meet on Tuesday the 9th. The book for the discussion hasn't yet been selected, so please check back or call (414) 963-9089.

Monday, May 15 -- 7:00pm
Author! Author!!

The Sea is Quiet Tonight, Michael H. Ward

In this insightful and inspirational memoir,  Michael H. Ward returns to the early days of the AIDS Epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark's decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens up a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/ AIDS was usually a death sentence.

For more information on Michael H. Ward and The Sea is Quiet Tonight, Please visit:


This is a free event, please arrive early as seating is limited.

Notable Authors Section

Back in 2008, Outwords Books created a very special display featuring 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 & Saturday | 11am to 8pm Friday | Closed Sunday 

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

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