Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

About Us - Location

About Us:

On a sizzling hot July night, Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee (originally named Afterwords Bookstore & Espresso Bar) first opened its door.

For the past 17 years, Outwords Books has been delighted to serve Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin, offering the finest selection of LGBT Fiction and Non-Fiction books, Rainbow Pride merchandise, Greeting Cards, Magazines and much, much more. Ahead of its time, Outwords Books featured a cozy coffee bar long before the arrival in Milwaukee of any of the popular chains. 

Our Hours:
Monday -- Thursday: 11am to 7pm 
Friday -- Saturday: 11am to 8pm 
Sunday:  12noon to 5pm

Our Services:
Outwords Books is a full-service book store, able to order any book in-print and happy to search for out-of-print books.
Outwords Books will ship anywhere in the USA, via either USPS or UPS.
Also available at Outwords Books: Always the latest in free, local publications, Gift Certificates plus Free Gift Wrapping!

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Contact Us:

Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee is located at 2710 N. Murray Ave. Milwaukee WI 53211
By email: outwordsbooks@msn.com
By phone:
By Fax: 414.963.9084

What makes Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee Special!

Outwords sponsors both a Men's and a Women's Book club.

The Outwords Men's Book Club has met continuously since January 1994 and continues, generally on the second Monday of each month. (Check our schedule to confirm the next meeting) Over the 17 years -- 204 books -- they have entertained lively discussion and engaged with numerous authors. You don't need an invitation -- just show up!

The Lesbian Reading Group at Outwords Books has met continuously since 2002. They meet the Second Tuesday of the month (Check our schedule to confirm the next meeting.)

Outwords Books welcomes both nationally-known and local authors

Over the years Outwords Books has had the opportunity to play host to such acclaimed authors as Greg Louganis, Kate Clinton, Andrew Holleran, Daniel Helminiak, David Sedaris, Ellen Hart as well as local favorites C.P. Rowlands and Jackie Calhoun.


Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee is located at 2710 N. Murray Ave., at the corner of N. Murray Ave. and Park Pl. within Milwaukee's fabulous East Side.

How to Find Us:

From the I43 North:

Exit Highway I43 at the Locust Street exit. Turn right on Locust Street. Go approx. 1.5 miles until you reach North Murray Ave. Turn right onto North Murray Ave. and go two blocks south until you reach Park Place.

From Wisconsin Ave.:

Take Wisconsin Ave. east towards the lake, where it will veer onto N. Prospect Ave. Go north on Prospect, then at North Ave., veer to the left around Whole Foods where it becomes N. Maryland Ave. Take N. Maryland to Park Pl. take a left onto Park and go to block until N. Murray. Ave. Outwords Books is located at the northeat corner of N. Murray Ave. and Park Place.

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