Got adult coloring books? The millions of copies of adult coloring books that have been sold in the past four years proves that the joy, excitement, and memories of this uncomplicated childhood pleasure really have no age limit. Before publishers got in on the craze, coloring groups had been meeting for years. But now, there are books galore to color with everything from crayons, colored pencils, or watercolors. Come see some on the BookCon convention floor, and participate in the related activities.

CORNELL LAB PUBLISHING GROUP For those who love birds, Cornell Lab Publishing Group’s booth (2163) is the place to be. The recently launched venture celebrates the “science behind the fun,” says its CEO and president Brian Sockin. This August the press will release two coloring books, America’s Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color, which features species chosen from 250,000 votes by birders across North America; and Birds of Paradise: A Coloring Expedition by the original expedition team leader and National Geographic photographer of the world-renowned Birds of Paradise expeditions, Tim Laman. Visit the booth to take home a free coloring page from one of these books.

This article appeared in the May 14, 2016 edition of PW BEA Show Daily.