Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

Milwaukee's Premier LGBT Bookstore and Giftshop

Welcome to Outwords Books!



Our Hours:

Monday -- Thursday

11:00am to 7:00pm



11:00am -- 8:00pm



11:00am to 7:00pm






Upcoming Events


Saturday, August 11 -- 4:00pm

Author! Author!!

Outwords Books is delighted to welcome two contributors to the Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best LGBTQ Anthology, Trans Homo...Gasp! Gay FTM & Cis Men on Sex and Love. Peter Bailey who also served as co-editor of the collection contributed Snapshots. Joining Peter Bailey on the program is Ishmael Dickinson who will read the essay, The Past in the Present.



Monday, August 13 -- 7:00pm

Outwords Men's Book Group

Southernmost, Silas House’s eagerly awaited new novel will be the books discussed on August 13 @ 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on the discussion of the powerful, provocative novel.


In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew--and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.


With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.



Tuesday, August 14 – 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

Saundra Mitchell’s All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, an intriguing collection of LGBT short fiction will be discussed at the August meeting of the Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books.


Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love, and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.



Monday, Sept. 10 -- 7:00pm

Outwords Men's Book Group

The book chosen for discussion by the Outwords Books Men's Book Group in September will be The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century will be by Jim Elledge.


Tuesday, September 11 – 7:00pm

Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books

The Lesbian Reading Group in July will meet on Tuesday July 10 @ 7:00pm. The book for discussion is Susan Quinn’s acclaimed biography, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady.

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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