Free Comic Book Day is nearly always the first Saturday in May and we’re delighted that it is back! 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 a Dav Pilkey Captain Underpants sampler.
Visit these East Bay stores to enjoy Free Comic Book Day 2022
Please follow their policies on 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
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.
Visit these Libraries to enjoy Free Comic Book Day 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
|10:00 am - 4:00 pm||
Free Comic Book Days at Oakland Libraries
Main Library | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
|11:00 am - 3:00 pm||
Free Comic Book Day @ Alameda Free Library
Main Library | Alameda Free Library, Alameda
|1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||
Free Comic Book Day
Central Library | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley