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7 Books to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day

by | August 2
Coloring Books for Adults

Do you ever wish you were a kid again so you could take advantage of nap time, coloring and not having any grown-up responsibilities?

Unfortunately, time-travel (if it has even yet been invented) is not a method of transportation that is available to the masses. But you can take a break from your day and find some stress relief in coloring. #Adulting is hard, and I don’t want to think about the massive rent check I just wrote and the other monthly bills I have to pay. So I’m going to grab my colored pencils and my Harry Potter coloring book and celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

Looking for some adult coloring books for yourself? Check out these! Note: Some of them are not appropriate for children.

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Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery

Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery

by Insight Editions

Bursting with beautiful, exclusive illustrations, Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery is a must-have collectible for fans of the magical series. This large-format illustrated line art book takes fans on a journey through the wizarding world with exclusive pen-and-ink illustrations of treasured scenes. Bursting with over eighty striking, all-new colorable images from all eight movies—from Harry’s first-ever Quidditch match in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to the battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! ⚡️✨

Stuff Unicorns Love

Stuff Unicorns Love

by Jessie Oleson Moore

A whimsical, humorous imagining of what unicorns really think and what they truly love—including recipes for unicorn food, crafts, and the history of these mythical creatures. Sure, unicorns are magical, and their reputations have taken the world by storm, but how much do we know about what unicorns really think? In Stuff Unicorns Love, you’ll get a guided tour of unicorns’ most treasured things straight from a unicorn’s mouth—from food recipes and crafts to beauty tips and their favorite activities. Learn the truth about these adorable (and painfully honest) creatures, as well as the facts behind their origins. 🦄

The Keepers of Color

The Keepers of Color

by Jon Marro

Like a self-help book found at Hogwarts, The Keepers of Color playfully guides you on a creative hero’s journey through magic, myth, and mindfulness to rediscover the greatest work of your life—you. Discover the beautiful and healing fountain of creativity we all harbor within ourselves and go confidently after your dreams, overwhelm inner obstacles, and learn how to listen for and answer the call when inspiration strikes.

Stress Less Adult Coloring Book Bundle

Stress Less Adult Coloring Book Bundle

by Jim Gogarty

This adult coloring book boxed set gathers the four most popular volumes of the Stress Less Coloring series and provides detailed and engaging coloring patterns for hours of stress-relieving coloring fun. This boxed set of four coloring books provides hours of calming enjoyment, with pattern-based designs including mandalas, paisley patterns, mosaics, and flowers. Whether you're new to the benefits of art therapy or have been coloring for years, you'll channel your inner calm and creativity with this adult coloring book collection!

The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book

The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book

by Cassandra Clare

Experience Cassandra Clare’s internationally bestselling world of the Shadowhunters like never before with this intricate adult coloring book! From the hallowed halls of the New York Institute to the glimmering glass buildings of Alicante, from the depths of the city of bones to the forests of faerie, the world of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series comes to life like never before in this stunning coloring book.

Bite Me, I'm Coloring

Bite Me, I'm Coloring

by Dare You Stamp Co.

Color the hell out of this swear-word adult coloring book—and feel your stress disappear! With annoying exes, crappy coworkers, red-faced bosses, endless traffic, and whatever sh*t you’re dealing with at home, sometimes all you need is to tell everyone to “BITE ME!” Now you can say it in color! Find your inner calm with beautiful and intricate black-and-white art that also happens to feature your favorite profanities. So grab a marker, flip to a page, and go f*cking nuts!

Love Between the Lines

Love Between the Lines

by Christina Collie

Fall in love all over again with this adult coloring book featuring 45 hand-drawn illustrations inspired by romance novels from bestselling writers Colleen Hoover, Anna Todd, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Jodi Ellen Malpas and more.

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Saimah works on the Corporate Digital Marketing team at Simon & Schuster. She is a die-hard Harry Potter fan and loves dystopian fiction! She also enjoys reading celeb memoirs, modern romances and murder mysteries. When she's not reading, she is binge-watching her favorite shows, finding the best roof deck bars in the city and watching sporting events (while defending her Cleveland sports teams!).