Thanks to free comic book day, we have lots of new reading material. DH went with us this year, which really added to the variety of new comic books be brought home.
In Tallahassee there are three stores that I know of that participate in Free Comic Book Day and each store does it differently. We stopped at two of them today.
The Bookshelf on Monroe St. is the most fun store to go to. Costumed super heroes roam around the store and customers are encouraged to show up in costumes.
Free face painting was also available.
The free comic books are pre-bundled into bags, so you do not have a choice of which comic books you will receive, but the bags are sorted into comics that are appropriate for children and ones that would be better for adults.
Comics and related items were also 25% today.
In addition to comic books, The Bookshelf is a used book store, with a good selection and reasonable prices.
There is a pretty green space right behind the store and a picnic table, where we were able to look through the contents of our bags of comics.
Our second stop was The Cosmic Cat in Railroad Square, which is a very small store that sells only comic books. There was a waiting line to get inside, because the size of the space meant that a limited number of people could fit in the store.
I liked their system of distributing comic books. They had the free comics laid out on shelfs and each person could choose any three. This would have caused chaos in a larger store, but because this was such a limited number of people at a time, it was very well monitored and titles were being promptly restocked as soon as they started to run low.
To add to the festive atmosphere of Free Comic Book Day, MAYhem Sweets and Treats, the cake pop food truck, sat just outside the door.
When we left Cosmic Cat, Blaze and I took turns with the camera and posing at the sculptures in Railroad Square.
We ended up with three duplicates (not shown), but here are the titles we came home with: