Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!
Hot Summer Nights

New Summer Hours

Two changes to Outwords Books Hours:

1. Outwords will close @ 7:00pm on Saturdays

2. Outwords will be closed on Sundays.


Tuesday, August 8 -- 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords

The Lesbian Reading Group in August will meet on Tuesday the 8th. The book for the discussion is titled Sins of our Fathers by A. Rose Mathieu. New members are always welcome.

Monday, August 14 -- 7:00pm

Outwords Men's Book Group

In August, the Outwords Books Men's Book Group will discuss Nick White’s debut novel How to Survive a Summer, centering around a gay conversion camp in Mississippi and a man's reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen. The group will meet on Monday, August 14th @ 7:00pm. New members are always welcome.

Saturday, September 9 @ 4:00pm

Author! Author!!

Outwords Books is delighted to welcome back, together again, Mark Zubro and David Pratt. Mark will read from his latest Paul Turner mystery, Ring of Silence. Reading with Mark is David Pratt, author of the Lammy winning novel, Bob the Book. David’s new novel is titled, Wallaçonia.

Monday, September 11 -- 7:00pm

Outwords Men's Book Group

In September, the Outwords Books Men's Book Group will travel back in time and discuss The Fatal Tree, the new novel from acclaimed author Jake Arnott, a riveting, artful tale of crime and rough justice, love and betrayal.

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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