Even though they presumably purchased the books initially for their patrons, Florida’s Brevard County Public Libraries system has pulled E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey from its shelves, the library services director explains, because “It’s quite simple—it doesn’t meet our selection criteria.”
Searching in the Brevard County Public Libraries for erotic reveals titles way racier than Fifty Shades of Grey, in terms of content, if not notoriety.
As librarian Robin Bradford pointed out on Twitter in response, ”I can see if you’ve decided, as a system, not to carry erotic fiction. I don’t agree with that [policy] either, but it makes sense. But to carry The Hot Box, and not the book on top of every bestseller list? I’m having a hard time (hee) trying to figure that one out."
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