Fifty Shades of Grey banned in some public libraries

Posted on: 4:33 pm, May 9, 2012, by , updated on: 04:56pm, May 9, 2012

The book Fifty Shades of Grey is being pulled from some shelves in public libraries for being too steamy.

The racy romance triology holds the top three spots on the New York Times bestseller list, and is a hit online and in Quad City bookstores.

”I actually was going to go on my Kindle and order all three books today, because I’m going on vacation next week”, said Becky Sharp of Bettendorf.

But not everyone is a fan. Some public libraries in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin have banned the book, or refused to order it at all, calling it pornographic.

That’s not the case in the Quad Cities. There are a total of 22 copies of the paperback in the two state area. But good luck getting your hands on one. There’s a waiting list of more than 300.

”There’s been so much buzz about it. We have tons of requests for it”, said Bettendorf librarian Maria Levetzow. ”We are not about to say to a patron, who wants to, or in this case, many patrons, who want to read this book. No it’s not good enough for you”.