Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

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Welcome to Outwords Books

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Our Hours

Monday – Saturday

11:00am to 7:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 11th 7:00pm

Outwords Men's Book Group

Recalling Patricia Highsmith celebrated Ripley series, John Boyne’s A Ladder to the Sky, a tour de force of storytelling will be the book discussed in February by the Outwords Men’s Book Group.

Maurice Swift is a handsome lad, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel, Maurice has a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the desperately lonely older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel.  Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall…

Tuesday, February 12th 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

The Lesbian Reading Group will next meet on Tuesday February 12th @ 7:00pm. The book for discussion is Rita Mae Brown’s hilarious Rubyfruit Jungle.

A landmark coming-of-age novel, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goes—and she refuses to apologize for loving them back. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after.

Wednesday, February 20th 7:00pm

BI+ Pride Book Club @ Outwords Books. The book for February has not been announced. Please check back.

Monday, March 11th 7:00pm

Outwords Men's Book Group

In March the Outwords Men’s Book Group will venture into biographical fiction when the guys discuss Luminous Traitor: The Just and Daring Life of Roger Casement at 7:00pm Monday March 11th.

"Roger Casement was an internationally renowned figure at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for exposing the widespread atrocities against the indigenous people in King Leopold's Congo and his subsequent exposure--for which he was knighted in 1911--of the brutal conditions of enslaved labor in Peru. An Irish nationalist of profound conviction, he attempted, at the outbreak of World War I, to obtain German support and weapons for an armed rebellion against British rule. Apprehended and convicted of treason in a notorious trial that captured worldwide attention, Casement was sentenced to die on the gallows. A powerful petition drive for the commutation of his sentence was inaugurated by George Bernard Shaw and a host of other influential figures. A gay man, Casement kept detailed diaries of his sexual escapades, and the British government, upon discovering the diaries, circulated its pages to public figures, thereby crippling what had been a mounting petition for clemency. In 1916, he was hanged.

Tuesday, March 12th 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

We Are Okay, from acclaimed YA writer Nina LaCour has been selected for discussion in March by Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.


 

 



   



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
414.963.9089
 outwordsbooks@msn.com

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