MINEOLA, N.Y., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sponsored by Dover Publications, the second annual National Coloring Book Day takes place on August 2nd and colorists of all ages can enjoy a variety of exciting events.
Officially registered with National Day Calendar, National Coloring Book Day will be highlighted by coloring parties around the globe. These celebrations are one of the most creative ways for adults to reduce stress and spend time with friends — or meet new ones. Dover anticipates that hundreds of parties will take place in libraries, community centers, cafes, private homes, and other locations from Alabama to Australia. Attendees can print out a free mini coloring book from the NCBD website and register for a chance to win one of five $25 Dover Gift Certificates.
Many of Dover's most popular artists will be taking part in the most colorful day of the year as well. At meet-and-greets across the country, the authors will sign copies of their Dover coloring books, including bestselling Creative Haven® titles for adults, among other activities.
Marty Noble, one of Dover's most beloved coloring book illustrators with over 200 releases to her credit, will be appearing at:
Michaels Craft Store, Serra Shopping Center, 4925 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Colma, California, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Marjorie Sarnat, creator of the two top-selling Creative Haven® titles, Creative Cats and Owls, with more than 1.5 million copies sold combined, will be appearing at:
"During the past few years, adult coloring has become one of the hottest trends around, touted as a fun and effective way to beat stress by such media outlets as NBC, CNN, Parade, Inside Edition, and others," says Kristine Anderson, Dover's Vice President of Marketing. "Dover has always been at the forefront of adult coloring, releasing our first title in 1970. Today, we publish the highly successful line of Creative Haven® coloring books for adults, which have sold over 14 million copies. So creating National Coloring Book Day was the natural next step: we wanted to help people relax and color in the company of others who share their passion."
About Dover Publications: Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, Dover Publications, Inc., was founded by New Yorkers Hayward and Blanche Cirker in 1941, and is headquartered in Mineola, New York. The publisher offers more than 10,000 titles, including books on architecture, cooking, fine art, crafts, history, mathematics, and music, as well as bestselling Creative Haven® coloring books for adults, Dover Thrift Editions of classic literature, the world's premier paper doll line, value-priced Little Activity Books, graphic novel reprints, and works by over two dozen Nobel Laureates. Thousands of eBooks are also available at the Apple iBookstore, Google, Amazon, and other online retailers.