Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books

Spring, finally!

Our Hours

Monday – Saturday
11:00am to 7:00pm


Upcoming Events

Sunday April 21
Happy Easter
Outwords Books will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Monday, May 13 -- 7:00pm
Outwords Men's Book Group
The book chosen for discussion by the Outwords Books Men's Book Group in May will be will be Christopher Castellani’s acclaimed Leading Men.

In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives. Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U.S., until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play.

Tuesday, May 14 – 7:00pm
Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books
The Lesbian Reading Group in May will meet on Tuesday May 14 @ 7:00pm. The book for discussion is Ann Bannon’s classic, Odd Girl Out, usually referred to as the first title of the Beebo Brinker series (even though Beebo doesn't appear.)

In the 1950s, Ann Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead women characters who embraced their sexuality. With Odd Girl Out, Bannon introduces Laura Landon, whose love affair with her college roommate Beth launched the lesbian pulp fiction genre.

Saturday, June 1 – 3:00pm

Author ! Author !!
Outwords Books is delighted to host two popular authors, Outwords Books favorites both. David Pratt will read from Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High while Nick Poff will read from the latest of his popular Handyman series, the Handyman’s History.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome!

Thursday, June 6 thru Sunday, June 9

PrideFest @ the Henry Maier Festival Park, aka SummerFest
Come visit our booth on Friday & Saturday!

Tuesday, June 11 – 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books
The book for discussion has not yet been selected. Please check back.

Monday, June 17 -- 7:00pm
Outwords Men's Book Group
Louise Beech’s The Lion Tamer Who Lost when the group meets on the third Monday in June. Please note date change.

Long ago Andrew made a childhood wish. One he has always kept in a silver box with a too-big lid that falls off. When it finally comes true, he wishes it hadn't...Long ago Ben dreamed of going to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally goes there, it isn't for the reasons he imagined...Ben and Andrew keep meeting where they least expect. Some collisions are by design, but are they for a reason? Ben's father would disown him for his relationship with Andrew, so they must hide their love. Andrew is determined to make it work, but secrets from his past threaten to ruin everything. Ben escapes to Zimbabwe to finally fulfill his lifelong ambition. But will he ever return to England? To Andrew? To the truth?




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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