Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!


Chilly Spring Mornings

Our Hours:
Monday -- Thursday
11:00am to 7:00pm

11:00am -- 8:00pm

11:00am -- 7:00pm


Sunday, April 1

Easter Sunday

Outwords Books is closed in observation of the holiday.


Monday, April 9 -- 7:00pm


Outwords Men's Book Group

In April, the Outwords Books Men's Book Group will discuss The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara.


Joseph Cassara offers a gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and 90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary, Paris is Burning. Pulitzer Prive winner Paul Harding called The House of Impossible Beauties “a marvelously serious, deep, artfull, humane reads.” Of Puerto Rican and Italian heritage, Joseph Cassara is a graduate of Columbia and the Iowa Writers Workshop.


Tuesday, April 10 -- 6:30pm


Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

The Lesbian Reading Group in April will meet on Tuesday the 10th. The book for the discussion is Sappho’s Bar and Grill by Bonnie J. Morris. Everyone is welcome to come in and join in on the discussion.


Tuesday, May 8 -- 6:30pm


Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

The Lesbian Reading Group in May will meet on Tuesday May 8 @ 6:30pm. The book for discussion has not yet been selected. Please check back. Everyone is welcome to come in and join in on the discussion.


Monday, May 14 -- 7:00pm


Outwords Men's Book Group

The book chosen for discussing by the Outwords Books Men's Book Group in May will be Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair.

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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