Adult colouring books top Amazon Canada’s ‘most wished for’ list

Nov. 5, 2015

If you have not yet broken out the pencil crayons, this may be the moment.

Adult colouring books, already jumping off store shelves across Canada, made up nine of the top 10 “most wished for” books on this week, and six of the top 10 bestsellers.

Not bestselling art books, or bestselling activity books, but bestselling books, period.

Now blockbuster franchises — like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Dr. Who — are publishing colouring books before Christmas.

And though claims of relaxation and stress-reduction have met with some backlash, a psychologist says there may be good reasons behind the colouring trend.

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