Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!


Hot Summer Days


Wednesday, August 24 -- 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.

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


Thursday, August 25 -- 7:00pm

Author! Author!!

With great pleasure Boswell Book Company and Outwords Books welcomes Michail Takach, author of LGBT Milwaukee, for a reading/signing on Thursday, August 25th @ 7:00pm.


Michail Takach’s program will take place at Boswell Book Company and for further information, please visit www.boswellbooks.com. Michail Takach’s appearance is a free event and everyone is welcome.


Monday, September 5

Labor Day

Outwords Books will be Closed


Monday, September 12 -- 7:00pm

Outwords Men’s Book Group


The Outwords Men's Book Club in September will take place on Monday, September 12th @ 7:00pm. The group will discuss God in Pink, the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel by Hasan Namir.


Tuesday, September 13 -- 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books


In September, please come and join in on the discussion of the  extraordinary bestseller Karin Kallmaker’s latest Captain of Industry. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00pm.

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


To access our online store, you can clink on the tab to the left, type into your browser:


or wherever you might find it, click onto our logo!


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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