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Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day and Comic Book Day

Saturday is both Independent Bookstore Day and Comic Book Day.

At Talking Leaves Books, the purchase of a book at either the 3158 Main St. or 951 Elmwood Ave. stores will enter the purchaser in a drawing for an Independent Bookstore Day gift bag, created by author-cartoonist Roz Chast. The bags will be filled with books and other goodies at each location for the winners.

In addition, Jennifer Morales will talk about and sign her story collection, “Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories” at 4 p.m. at the Main Street location.

At Queen City Bookstore, there will be free comic book giveaways, with some 50 titles in all from all of the bigger publishers, along with specials and hamburgers and hot dogs.

Seeley & Kane Comics and Cards, 2480 Elmwood Ave., will also give away free comic books and offer 25 percent discount sales on back issues and trade paperbacks.

Both stores said they expect people to show up in costume.