By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 12, 2023 at 12:01 PM

Remember as a kid when the ordering and receiving of books was one of the highlights of your life? Whether you ordered a book and a kitten poster from a paper form or were lucky enough to have a school that hosted a book fair, books and "Book Day" were a cause for excitement and celebration.

Well good news – this nostalgic feeling of joy is available this weekend when Awkward Nerd Events host a 90s-themed book fair for adults. 

The Awkward Nerd Book Fair takes place Sunday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Cooperage, 822 S. Water St. Tickets cost $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 

Vendors will include local booksellers, authors, game sellers, collectibles, book themed items and more. Adult attendees can chat with and receive signings from best-selling sci-fi authors, fantasy writers, comics and even peruse work that skews naughty and bawdy. 

The fun also includes themed cocktails and mocktails, a photobooth, 90s-themed crafts (please let it be friendship bracelet making or book cover decorating!), a fortune-telling machine (bring quarters!) and a special visit from a Red Dog.

"We've taken all the fun, memorable aspects of the classic book fair and compiled it into a day of fun and nostalgia for adults," says Lisa Romella, organizer.

Get tickets to the Awkward Nerd Book Fair here.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.