Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Washington Post on "50 Shades of Grey": The public has spoken; libraries probably ought to listen

Editorial:  Fifty shades of popular demand. (Washington Post, 6/10/2012)

Excerpt: Public libraries once played the role of gatekeeper, but the gate is gone. Libraries exist — and thank heavens they do — to serve the public. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the first book in a paperback trilogy from Vintage Books, has sold more than 10 million copies, and individual local library systems across the country have reported thousands of requests for it. The public has spoken; libraries probably ought to listen.

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The sensible, professional response to "50 Shades". (6/7/20120
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)
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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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