Books & Talks

Free Comic Book Day

This Saturday, celebrate the nation’s best holiday you’ve never heard of.

By Annie Rose Favreau May 5, 2011

Free Green Lanterns for everyone!*

(*While supplies last.)

Duck into any participating U.S. or Canadian comic book shop on Saturday (find one near you with the store locator) for your very own complimentary comic. If the latest installment of Green Lantern isn’t really your thing, there’s a host of other book events that day to keep you entertained:

Comedian Demetri Martin (you know, the “Senior Youth Correspondent” on The Daily Show) will make an appearance at University Book Store to talk about his new publication This Is a Book by Demetri Martin Called This Is a Book.

Charlaine Harris —author of the paperback series that spawned HBO’s True Blood—will be at Town Hall promoting the latest Sookie Stackhouse adventure, Dead Reckoning. The tickets start at $35, but this price doesn’t actually suck (sorry!): It includes a signed book and an alcoholic beverage of your choice.

For a more thought-provoking time, head over to Pilot Books, where New Orleans photographer Jennifer Shaw will sign and speak about Hurricane Story. Told through 46 photographs, Shaw uses dolls, toys, and a plastic Holga camera to illustrate her real-life escape from Hurricane Katrina.

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