Like many people, the booksellers at Abbey's have watched the adult colouring book trend take off.
And we've also wondered how this arose (well, this has surely come from the US - right?) and what is all the fuss about?
Well, it turns out that there are some very real health benefits to this fad - so much so that I'm hoping it doesn't end and we might actually see some societal benefit as we all dial down the 'stress-o-meter' a notch or two. (and perhaps air-drop these and some coloured pencils into the world's war zones…)
Apparently the act of colouring moves your brainwave activity away from 'beta' towards more restful 'alpha' brainwaves and lowers your heart rate. If you're a perfectionist however, you'll probably want to stay away from colouring books with scenes. You'll just end up stressing about the correct colour of things.
But for now, the only stress you'll feel is choosing from our wonderful selection...