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Adult Coloring Books

Life can get busy. And with a smartphone at your side there's always the option to have media constantly streaming past your eyeballs. Maybe you're tired of being a consumer and never a creator, but you don't have the energy or skill for traditional creative endeavors. Maybe you want to do something relaxing now and then, but you can only take so many bubble baths. If you feel the need to slow down and create, you aren't alone. Some are fighting back against busyness with... coloring books.

Yes, coloring books aren't just for kids anymore. We'll admit it: we like this trend. We carry over 400 coloring book titles for children, but only just recently decided to start carrying their adult counterparts. Adult coloring books are more complex than children's books, and they generally have tear-out pages for display. One of the big differences is that adult coloring books have more intricate designs with smaller details, and of course they have just as many interesting themes as children's books. Right now we primarily carry the Creative Havens series from Dover, which features a plethora of appealing designs at around six dollars apiece. (Cheaper than therapy!)

True art therapy, of course, involves actively creating, but there's certainly something therapeutic about the scratching of colored pencils on paper, the small deliberate movements, and the freedom of choosing colors. We aren't going to tell you that they actually have the myriad health benefits that some people claim. But they may help you relax, breathe, be creative, and take a quiet moment in the middle of your otherwise busy life.

Review by Lauren Shearer
Lauren Shearer writes words for fun and profit. She also makes films, but everyone knows you can't make a profit doing that. Her other hobby is consistently volunteering way too much of her time. You can read more of her reviews here.

 

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365 Promises From God's Word In Color: Scripture and Coloring Pages
from Christian Art Publishers
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Advent Coloring Calendar
Clr Csm from Paraclete Press
for 3rd-Adult
in Christmas & Advent (Location: APO-02B)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Coloring Book
by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel
from Silver Dolphin
for 5th-Adult
in Literary & Fantasy Coloring Books (Location: A02-02)
Be Still - Coloring Book
from Christian Art Publishers
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Beauty in the Bible - Coloring Book
by Paige Tate
from Paige Tate & Co.
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Bestiary of Tolkien Coloring Book
Clr Csm from Thunder Bay Press
for 4th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Bliss Flowers Coloring Book: Your Passport to Calm (Adult Coloring)
by Lindsey Boylan, Jessica Mazurkiewicz
Clr Csm from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Color the Classics: Anne of Green Gables
by Jae-Eun Lee
from Waves of Color
for 5th-Adult
in Literary & Fantasy Coloring Books (Location: A02-02)
Color the Natural World
by Zoe Keller
Clr Csm from Timber Press, Inc.
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Color the Pacific Northwest
by Zoe Keller
Clr Csm from Timber Press, Inc.
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Coloring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Christmas
Clr Csm from Candlewick Press
for 4th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven 3-D Abstracts - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Brian Johnson
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven 3-D Techellations - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by John Wik
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Lotus Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Alberta Hutchinson
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Abstract Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Brian Johnson
Csm from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Amazon Animals - Coloring Book
by Jan Sovak
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven An Old-Fashioned Christmas Coloring Book
Clr Csm from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Arabesque Designs - Coloring Book
by Nick Crossling
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Arabic Patterns - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by J. Bourgoin
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Art Nouveau Animal Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Marty Noble
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Art Nouveau Nature Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Marty Noble
Clr Csm from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Beautiful Birds - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Dot Barlowe
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Beautiful Butterfly Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Jessica Mazurkiewicz
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Beautiful Flower Arrangements - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Charlene Tarbox
Act Clr from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Birds - Draw and Color
by Marty Noble
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Butterflies - Color by Number
by Jan Sovak
from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven CityScapes - Coloring Book
by Alexandra Cowell
from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Country Scenes - Coloring Book
by Dot Barlowe
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Creative Cats - Coloring Book
by Marjorie Sarnat
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Dimensions - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by John Wik
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Dogs - Draw and Color
by John Green
from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Dream Doodles - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Kathleen G Ahrens
Csm from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Enchanted Fairies - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Barbara Lanza
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
Creative Haven Entangled - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Angela Porter
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Entangled Dragonflies - Coloring Book
Clr from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Exotic Birds - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Ruth Soffer
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Fabulous Fashions of the 1950's
Creative Haven
by Ming-Ju Sun
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Fanciful Foxes - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Teresa Goodridge
Clr Csm from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
Creative Haven Floral Designs - Coloring Book
by Jessica Mazurkiewicz
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Floral Inspirations Coloring Book
Clr from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Floral Mosaics - Coloring Book
by Jessica Mazurkiewicz
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Horses - Color by Number
by George Toufexis
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven In Full Bloom - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Ruth Soffer
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Incredible Insect Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Jessica Mazurkiewicz
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Into the Woods - Coloring Book
by Lynne Medsker
Csm from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Japanese Kimono Designs - Coloring Book
by Ming-Ju Sun
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Japanese Prints - Coloring Book
by Ed Sibbett
from Dover Publications
for 3rd-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Magical Landscapes - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Miryam Adatto
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
Creative Haven Midnight Forest - Coloring Book
by Lindsey Boylan
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Creative Haven Midnight Garden - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Lindsey Boylan
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
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