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: Q)
$7.49
Advent Coloring Calendar
Clr Csm from Paraclete Press
for 3rd-Adult
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Coloring Book
by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel
from Silver Dolphin
for 5th-Adult
$9.74
Be Still - Coloring Book
from Christian Art Publishers
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$7.49
Beauty in the Bible - Coloring Book
by Paige Tate
from Paige Tate & Co.
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
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: Q)
Chronicles of Narnia Official Coloring Book
by C. S. Lewis, Pauline D. Baynes
Clr Csm from HarperCollins
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$11.99 $11.00 (1 in stock)
Color the Classics: Anne of Green Gables
by Jae-Eun Lee
from Waves of Color
for 5th-Adult
$13.95
Color the Natural World
by Zoe Keller
Clr Csm from Timber Press, Inc.
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$9.71
Color the Pacific Northwest
by Zoe Keller
Clr Csm from Timber Press, Inc.
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$9.71
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: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Abstract Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Brian Johnson
Csm from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Arabesque Designs - Coloring Book
by Nick Crossling
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
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: Q)
$4.49
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: Q)
$4.49
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: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Birds - Draw and Color
by Marty Noble
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$7.49
Creative Haven CityScapes - Coloring Book
by Alexandra Cowell
from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Country Scenes - Coloring Book
by Dot Barlowe
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Entangled - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Angela Porter
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
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: Q)
$4.49
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: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Floral Inspirations Coloring Book
Clr from Dover Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven In Full Bloom - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Ruth Soffer
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Japanese Kimono Designs - Coloring Book
by Ming-Ju Sun
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
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: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Patchwork Quilt Designs - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Carol Schmidt
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Sealife - Coloring Book
Creative Haven
by Kelly Montgomery
First Edition, Fir from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Winter Wonderland Coloring Book
Clr Csm from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Creative Haven Woodcut Designs Coloring Book
by Tim Foley
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$4.49
Doctor Who Coloring Book
Csm from Price Stern Sloan
for 6th-Adult
$11.24
Faith in Color - Coloring Book
by Pearlyn Choco
from Paige Tate & Co.
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
Harry Potter Coloring Book
Clr Csm from Scholastic Inc.
for 7th-Adult
$11.99
Harry Potter Magical Creatures - Coloring Book
from Scholastic Inc.
for 7th-Adult
$11.99
Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Book
Clr from Scholastic Inc.
for 6th-Adult
$11.99
Inspire: Psalms: Coloring & Creative Journaling through the Psalms
Clr Csm from Christian Art Publishers
for 6th-Adult
in Bible-Themed Coloring Books (Location: R)
$11.99
Joy for the Journey - Coloring Book
by Amylee Weeks
from Christian Art Publishers
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$7.49
Little House Coloring Book
Clr Csm from HarperCollins
for 4th-Adult
in Little House Materials (Location: E5B-LIT)
$11.99
Live Free - Craft God's Word in Your Heart Through Creative Expression
Clr Csm from Bethany House
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$9.74
Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book
from Harper Design
for 4th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$11.99
Noah's Ark - Coloring Book
by Erin Jons
Csm from Broadstreet Publishing
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$9.74
O Holy Night - Adult Coloring Book
Clr Csm
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$8.24
Psalms in Color
from Christian Art Publishers
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$7.49
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
by Johanna Basford
Act Clr Cs from Laurence King Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$11.96
Tolkien's World - A Fantasy Coloring Book
by Allan Curless & Mauro Mazzara
Csm from Thunder Bay Press
for 7th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$11.24 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Word in Color - Coloring Book
from Christian Art Publishers
for 6th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: Q)
$7.49