Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Sensible, Professional Response to the "50 Shades" Questions

Library indulge desire for hit novel.  (Boston Globe, 6/7/2012)

Excerpt: They may not have read “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an erotic novel that has been breaking publishing records and creating controversy around the country. But area librarians are stock­ing the book — though not nearly as fast as patrons are requesting it. 

The novel is the most-requested book in the Minuteman Library Network, where more than 1,800 people are on waiting lists at member institutions, and that doesn’t include those who are seeking audio or e-book versions. And it doesn’t include the two other books in the trilogy by British author E. L. James, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” 

The books are not getting much shelf time. Every one of the copies held by the Minuteman network’s 37 public libraries is checked out.

Related posts:
Champions of the right to read @ the Duxbury Public Library.  (6/3/2012)
Thanks, Helen, I don't know why some of our colleagues find this so hard to say.  (6/2/2012)
Harford County Public Library's "selective materials" policy.  (6/1/2012)
"50 Shades of Grey" @ the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library.  (5/27/2012)
No "Shades of Grey" @ Fort Bend County Libraries. (5/26/2012)
Brevard County Public Library reverses its decision on "50 Shades". (5/26/2012)
A Woman's Touch is Riding the "50 Shades" Wave. (5/26/2012)
Is there some wiggle room in your collection development policy?  5/24/2012)
Have you dusted off your policy on erotica?  (5/22/2012)
Pulling "Shades" doesn't keep the noise out @ the Brevard County Public Library.  (5/15/2012)
"We do not collect erotica @ Gwinnett County Public Library"  (5/13/2012)
Will Fond du Lac residents now be clamoring for this books.  (4/12/2012)

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