Free Comic Book Day is May 7, 2022 - 510 Families
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Free Comic Book Day is May 7, 2022

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.

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Preview all the picks at FreeComicBookDay.com

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.

Lining up for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY in Berkeley
Lining up for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (yesteryear) at Fantastic Comics’ old spot | Photo: Heather Flett

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
(510) 907-0678
Find them on Facebook to check hours >>

DR COMICS & MR GAMES, Oakland

4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
(510) 601-7800
Confirm inventory & hours on tumblr >>

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THE ESCAPIST COMIC BOOKSTORE, Berkeley

3086-3090 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 652-6642
Website for hours & restrictions >>

FANTASTIC COMICS, Berkeley

1708 Martin Luther King Jr Way Suite A, Berkeley
(510) 982-1451
Facebook for current info >>

ALAMEDA SPORTS CARDS & COMICS, Alameda

1515 Webster St, Alameda
(510) 769-0644
Facebook for details >>

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Find other participating stores using the comic book shop locator on FreeComicBookDay.com.

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Visit these Libraries to enjoy Free Comic Book Day 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Time Event
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

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1 thought on “Free Comic Book Day is May 7, 2022”

  1. Does anyone have a recommendation for which of these local stores is the most welcoming to kids? My kids and I visited one on this list over the weekend for shopping, and boy, the staff were gruff. (And we were buying not just browsing!) Additionally there were scantily clad-girls on the cover of mangas and comics at kid eye level, which I really hate. Every comics shop and games shop I’ve been in feels like it is geared to adult males; would love to support one that is more about families and girl- and kid-friendly.

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