Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!

Autumn Events:

New in October
All 2016 Calendars have arrived!

Monday, October 12 -- 7:00pm
Outwords Men’s Book Group
The Outwords Men's Book Club in October will take place on Monday, October 12th @ 7:00pm.  The group will discuss Salvation Army, a poignant coming of age novel from Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa.

Tuesday, October 13 – 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books
Please come and join the discussion of White Horse in Winter by Franci McMahon, when the Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books meets on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00pm.

Monday, November 9 – 7:00pm

Outwords Men’s Book Group
in November the Outwords Men's Book Club  will take place on Monday, November 9th @ 7:00pm.  The group will discuss Tom Mendicino's captivating family drama, The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter.

Tuesday, November 10 – 7:00pm
Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books
Please come and join the discussion of C.A. Popovich's latest romance, The Courage to Try.

All Outwords Books events are free and everyone is welcome!

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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