50 Shades

May 10, 2012

The blogosphere is agog with posts about 50 Shades of Grey, the erotic take on Stephenie Meyers’ works by E.L. James.  Libraries in Florida and Wisconsin have removed copies from their collections in response to patron concerns.  ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom issued this statement today in support of libraries:  http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=3775.  You can follow the controversy at www.earlyword.com.

Sno-Isle has 493 holds in our queue today and we own 148 copies (60 are Best Bets).  So far, Collection Development staff haven’t heard from customers.  We’d like to know if community library staff are hearing comments.

posted by Nancy

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3 Responses to “50 Shades”


  1. I was shocked how many libraries were removing it without patron complaints.

  2. David Says:

    Coming soon, Twining’s new marketing campaign: “50 Shades of Earl Grey — tea so good it hurts.”


  3. At least for the last day or so, this ALA OIF page on 50 Shades has been down. I have republished it at the bottom here: http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/2012/06/ncac-pushes-porn-on-libraries-fifty.html


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