The End is Here

The end of what? ADULT COLORING BOOKS. BN said that the decline of sales in the final quarter of 2016 was partially the result of a decline in adult coloring books. Let’s all rejoice!

Seriously. Never bought one and never even considered doing so. I’m a bit glad that people finally stopped buying these things at an alarming rate.

Did you ever buy an adult coloring book?

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11 thoughts on “The End is Here

  1. Not per se an adult coloring book. I got some for quilting patterns and that became addictive. It appears I have a thing for patterns, fabric, books, pens and notebooks. Sorry blathered on.

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  2. I buy them all of the time.. they help me work on my tremors which have increased and nystagmus that come along with my illness. Also I just find the act soothing when I am over stressed. I catch a lot of flack from people over them and it is upsetting. They do not bother to ask why I like them or use them so often. Not too mention they provide an activity that I can include both children in.

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    • Have you noticed a decline in the selection of them? I haven’t been in a bookstore in awhile, but I know they used to be right up front in many of them.

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      • Our B&N has an ever growing selection. I was honestly surprised to see sales had dropped when I read this. I was in about a week ago and they had nearly 3 rows plus an end cap. But you know how it can be.. everything seems to come and go in waves haha.

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  3. Oh yes. Bought one. Only filled the first ten pages or so. I loved colouring in it b/c it was such a stress buster.

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  4. I bought one and have colored one page lol. The drawings are so pretty I’m afraid to mess them up with poor color choices or something.

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