The Next Generation of Coloring Books

Add a little edge to your zen with these six intricate and offbeat coloring books.

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We all know coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. The act of coloring has been shown to reduce stress—inspiring adults everywhere to run to the store for markers and crayons. Luckily for us, artists are taking coloring books to the next level. We’ve rounded up some of our modern favorites with a little edge that are still guaranteed to make you feel zen.Edible Paradise

Featured image: Reprinted with permission from The Stoner’s Coloring Book © 2016 by Jared Hoffman. Published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Body image: Reprinted with permission from Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables © 2016 by Jessie Kanelos Weiner. Published by Universe, an imprint of Rizzoli.

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About Katharine Scrivener

Katharine Scrivener

KATHARINE SCRIVENER collects books like some people collect shoes and has an abnormal obsession with Friday Night Lights (#teamriggins). When she’s not reading, Katharine is helping to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease she was diagnosed with at 16 years old. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and piles of books. Find Katharine on Twitter at @katharinescriv and Instagram (#bookstagram) at @kathareads.

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