Published August 1, The Curiosity Shoppe features a collection of 40 illustrations by Chris Price covering a wide range of vintage oddities, novelties, and bric-a-brac. Many of the images would be suitable for framing as beautiful wall art if you are a fan of vintage home decor.
The publishers did a lovely job with the presentation of this new adult coloring book. The gold foil embossing on the title and the textured linen cardstock cover definitely give it an “upscale” feel. If I was looking for a book to give as a gift for a friend who likes to color, this one would be at the top of my list for those reasons alone. What better way is there to convince a newbie that coloring isn’t just for kids than to give them a title that looks like a collector’s item?
Printed single sided, Price’s beautiful illustrations can be colored with a wide range of media. I used watercolor pencils on my first picture from the book, which is something I don’t normally do. I had a little trouble removing the page from the book to add my water, but overall I was fairly pleased with the result. However, I’ll probably go back to my trusty colored pencils for the remaining pages.
The book itself is top bound and the pages measure 11″ x 10″. This unique size and binding makes it different than all the other titles in my collection. I’m not a huge fan of the top binding, but I do think the larger size works well considering the level of detail in the images.
You can purchase The Curiosity Shoppe on Amazon for $10.59. List price is $15.99.
Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher.