ENID, Oklahoma. – Adults will have the chance to become a child again and relive the excitement of a School Book Fair next weekend.
Old Soul Used and Antique Books, which moved downtown in September, will be hosting an “Adult Book Fair” from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 13 at 232 W. Randolph.
Jim Maughn, a retired military veteran who owns Old Soul with his wife Katrina, said the book fair will hopefully spark a sense of nostalgia for all who attend.
“The main thing is to get people excited about books again,” he said.
Tammy Wilson, owner of Enid Event Company who teamed up with Old Soul for the “Grown Up Book Fair,” said she had wanted to do something like this for years, so she approached Jim and Katrina to do team to set it up.
“(Book fairs) were something everyone loved when they were kids, and everyone was like, ‘Why don’t we have adult book fairs? Well, why can’t we have an adult book fair? Wilson said. “The ‘Adult Book Fair’ is just one of those things that gives everyone warm, fuzzy feelings, and sometimes it’s fun to just have nostalgic stuff.”
The “Adult Book Fair” will feature food trucks, vendors and a handful of local authors selling and signing books on site.
In addition to Old Soul vendor items and books, a variety of other things will be on sale next Saturday, including bookmarks, journals, pens, stickers, Christmas books, coloring books, mugs and potentially T-shirts, said Katrina Maughn.
Vendor and food truck spaces are still available for $ 60. Wilson said she hoped sellers would sign up to sell handcrafted items and things that go well with reading and comfort, like candles, hot chocolate bombs and blankets.
Anyone interested in becoming a vendor or having their food truck at the event, or local authors interested in reserving an author table for free, can contact Wilson by emailing email@example.com or calling (580) 402-6732.
“I’m delighted to see how many people are showing up,” said Jim Maughn.