OutLoud! Bookstore to close in early 2011


The management of Nashville’s OutLoud! Bookstore has announced that the store will close after 15 years of serving the GLBT and progressive communities of Middle Tennessee and the larger Mid-South Region.

Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 26, the staff of OutLoud will begin the process of liquidating all merchandise, furniture, fixtures and equipment from the store and old restaurant. It is expected that the sale will run through mid-to-late January.

OutLoud! was established in 1996 by Ted Jensen. His life partner, Kevin Medley, is President and CEO. OutLoud! is an independent bookstore committed to providing the LGBT and progressive communities essential educational and entertaining resources, a diverse selection of books and general merchandise, high quality clothing and gifts, extensive community programming, and public access to current information and opportunities in a comfortable, inviting, and inclusive environment.

During its 15-year run, OutLoud! has sponsored book clubs, sold tickets for nonprofit events, and hosted numerous community events.