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'50 Shades of Grey' won't be coming to some libraries

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(Read caption) Library director of materials management Deborah George, who works in Gwinett County, Ga., was one of the library staff members who chose not to stock the erotic trilogy by E L James.

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The erotic novels by E L James, a trilogy collectively titled “Fifty Shades of Grey,” may be topping bestseller lists, but you won't necessarily be able to find them at your local library.

Libraries in a few states in the US are choosing not to stock the books or pulling them from shelves, with many citing what they say is inappropriate content.

“We do not collect erotica at Gwinnett County Public Library,” the library director of materials management Deborah George told the Associated Press of the policy at the Gwinnett, Ga. library. “That’s part of our materials management collection policy.”

The libraries that have decided against stocking the books so far are in Georgia, Florida, and Wisconsin.


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