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Adult coloring books are the new craze

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Remember that feeling you had as a kid during rainy days, when you would bust out your box of Crayolas and your favorite coloring book and create a dazzling work of art? Millions of people around the world are still enjoying that experience—and these days, many of them are adults. In fact, coloring books for grown-ups have become one of the hottest niches in publishing, and new titles featuring amazing and elaborate artwork are popping up everywhere. The trend started in 2013, with the release of Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book (Laurence King Publishing) by Johanna Basford. The book, 96 pages of intricate black-and-white drawings of flowers, trees, birds, and other garden-related objects, became an instant…

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