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Adult coloring books become popular

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - If you like to be creative, but don't consider yourself an artist, there's a new hobby that might be just right for you. Adult coloring has become extremely popular in recent months.

The adult coloring books have become so popular, several of them are now on the Best-Seller lists.

Walk into any bookstore these days, and chances are you'll find a customer checking out the adult coloring book section.

"I'm not an artist, but do like to be creative and this would keep in the lines. I could color in the lines and use different colors," said Rachel Dale.

At Warwick's Books in La Jolla, the adult coloring book buying frenzy started about 12-months ago, and it has not shown any signs of slowing down.

The books have intricate line drawings and designs that allow adults to color using pencils or magic makers, or a combination of both.

Manager Pence Hodges can't keep the coloring books on the shelves.

"I think it's really relaxing. It's like a Zen thing they do. It reminds you of childhood, but complicated enough for an adult," said Hodges.

One of the most popular coloring books, Secret Garden, which has reached number eight on Amazon's Best Selling Book List.

"I'm a nurse, and I work with Alzheimer's patients and I've learned a lot on psychology class about how it's beneficial for stress and just for pleasure," said Megan Skeen.

You can get post card assortments to send to friends, as well as different animal and flower themed books, or just collection of doodles and designs.

"It brings you pleasure, lack of stress and gives you a natural high," said Skeen.

There are Facebook groups and a local Meet-up group in San Diego called Coloring for Fun.

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