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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6.
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Free Comic Book Day 2017: Celebration in the New Orleans metro area

Where to celebrate and get a free comic books

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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6.
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This past April, seven independently-owned record stores celebrated the 10th annual Record Store Day. In the first weekend of May, independent comic book stores and libraries will celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6.

Created in 2002, and celebrated on the first Saturday of May, Free Comic Book Day promotes comic book culture through giveaways, sales, and parties.

Throughout the New Orleans Metro area, there are six independent comic book stores—Crescent City Comics (two locations), Heroes Corner Comics (two locations), BSI Comics, and More Fun Comics. Five of these stores are participating in this year’s free comic book giveaway.

In correspondence with the national comic book celebration, all New Orleans Public library branches have traditionally participated in Free Comic Book Day. However, in this Map, Curbed NOLA only included libraries that have confirmed participation on May 2017. The map will continuously be updated with new, confirmed locations throughout the week.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are eight places to pick up a free comic book this upcoming Saturday.

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Algiers Regional Library

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Along with giving away free comic books, the Regional library will host a mini-comic book making workshop for all ages at 2 p.m.

The library is open this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Fun Comics

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On Saturday, this retailer will celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, free comics, and special sales on toys and comic books.

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

BSI Comics

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Beyond free giveaways, BSI will have on-site artists commissioning hand sketches, prize giveaways, sales.

BSI Comics is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m on Saturdays.

Crescent City Comics

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As a Gold Sponsor of Free Comic Book Day, Crescent City Comics will have a limited editions of free comics.

Otherwise, the independent store will give away free comics at its Calhoun Street location. The original Freret Street location will not have comic book giveaways.

This Saturday, Crescent City Comics is open between 11 a.m and 7 p.m.

Heroes Corner Comics

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Similar to its sister location in Harvey, the Metairie location is giving away free comic books between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Heroes Corner Comics

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At its Harvey location, Heroes Corner Comics will giveaway free comic book and have three local artist commissioning and selling artwork.

At this location, there will be an appearance of The Louisiana Ghostbusters along with their Ecto-1 vehicle.

The store is open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

New Orleans Public Library

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The Main Branch’s youth division will host a free comic book giveaway on Saturday, May 6. The branch is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Hubbell Library

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The Algiers Point library has confirmed its participation in the 2017 Free Comic Book Day. The library will give away comics between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., while supplies last.

Algiers Regional Library

Along with giving away free comic books, the Regional library will host a mini-comic book making workshop for all ages at 2 p.m.

The library is open this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Fun Comics

On Saturday, this retailer will celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, free comics, and special sales on toys and comic books.

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

BSI Comics

Beyond free giveaways, BSI will have on-site artists commissioning hand sketches, prize giveaways, sales.

BSI Comics is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m on Saturdays.

Crescent City Comics

As a Gold Sponsor of Free Comic Book Day, Crescent City Comics will have a limited editions of free comics.

Otherwise, the independent store will give away free comics at its Calhoun Street location. The original Freret Street location will not have comic book giveaways.

This Saturday, Crescent City Comics is open between 11 a.m and 7 p.m.

Heroes Corner Comics

Similar to its sister location in Harvey, the Metairie location is giving away free comic books between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Heroes Corner Comics

At its Harvey location, Heroes Corner Comics will giveaway free comic book and have three local artist commissioning and selling artwork.

At this location, there will be an appearance of The Louisiana Ghostbusters along with their Ecto-1 vehicle.

The store is open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

New Orleans Public Library

The Main Branch’s youth division will host a free comic book giveaway on Saturday, May 6. The branch is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Hubbell Library

The Algiers Point library has confirmed its participation in the 2017 Free Comic Book Day. The library will give away comics between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., while supplies last.