The tremendous response to Adult Coloring books threatens a world wide pencil shortage!!
In 2014 the sales of Adult Coloring books reached 1 million copies. 2015 raised that bar by another 11 million books....a total of 12 million in books sold..
Pencil manufacturers like Staedtler, Stabilo and Faber-Castell are struggling to keep up with manufacturing pencils.
Wow! in this age of online greeting cards and other substitutions for pencils, pens and paper, the fact that the world is running out of the finer coloring instruments is unbelieveable.