Free Comic Book Day is nearly always the first Saturday in May, well not this year. Introducing Free Comic Book Day on August 14, 2021! Designed to introduce new readers to comic books as an art and entertainment form and also to support local independent comic book shops, Free Comic Book Day is observed by a handful of East Bay locations, libraries, and websites (of course). My family loves comic books and they’re ready to celebrate this free day.
Thousands of comic book shops across North America and around the world will give out millions of comic books, free of charge (with more you can buy, of course!). The free books, designed especially for this promotion, will satisfy a variety of ages and reading levels, ranging from Archie, Star Wars, and Legends of Korra.
Visit these East Bay stores to enjoy Free Comic Book Day 2021
Please wear face-covering masks when you visit these local shops. Capes optional
CAPE AND COWL COMICS, Oakland
1601 Clay Street, Oakland
Find them on Facebook to check hours >>
DR COMICS & MR GAMES, Oakland
4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Confirm inventory & hours on tumblr >>
THE ESCAPIST COMIC BOOKSTORE, Berkeley
3086-3090 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
Website for hours & restrictions >>
FANTASTIC COMICS, Berkeley
(Note newish location) 1708 Martin Luther King Jr Way Suite A, Berkeley
Facebook for current info >>
ALAMEDA SPORTS CARDS & COMICS, Alameda
1515 Webster St, Alameda
Facebook for details >>
Find other participating stores using the comic book shop locator on FreeComicBookDay.com.