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Oh, oh. Coloring Books for Adults Lead to a Global Shortage of PENCILS! [video]

There’s a run on printing presses, a scramble for paper, reported shortages of coloring pencils. Adults across the globe are suddenly going crazy over coloring.  Check out Amazon’s bestsellers list and you’ll find that several of the top slots are filled by adult coloring books.

“It’s a phenomenon,” said Christine Carswell, publisher of Chronicle Books. “I’ve been in publishing for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

ICYMI: Katie Couric reports on the craze (HERE).

AMAZON Best Selling Adult Coloring Books (HERE).

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