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Coloring Books for Adults

Penguin Random House recently acquired the next two books by Johanna Basford the “queen of coloring,” to be released in the fall of 2016. The book will be edited by Meg Leder, who has experience in the genre, having edited Mel Elliot’s Color Me Swoon for young adults, and Souris Hong-Porretta’s Outside the Lines.

'Outside the Lines' by Souris Hong-Porretta
‘Outside the Lines’ by Souris Hong

Coloring could help readers attain well-being and meditate, rather than being merely a regressive activity. The binding and overall design also boosted sales. ‘Because the books themselves are nice, people are collecting them and keep them on their bookshelves.’ (Publishers Weekly)

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