In a recent event, Florida public library system has decided to pull the book form the shelves and not issue them to the users any more, even though a large number of users have displayed their interest in having that book issued.
Fifty Shades of Grey is a New York Times best seller and has topped various lists of best selling eBook sellers.
The main reason to pull the book from the shelves is its erotic content that includes scenes of bondage, seduction and sexual domination.
According to the officials of the library, when the book was ordered for library, it was not known that it contains content that is inappropriate and does not fulfill the requirements of the library. Communications director for the Brevard County Government Don Walker said that there is erotic content in these books that is not appropriate for the library.
The content of the book has been called ‘soft porn’ by many people while another term called ‘mommy porn’ has also been used for this book. According to Mr. Walker, these books contain content that is not appropriate material for our bookshelves.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book of the trilogy that contains the story of a super rich business man who seduces a young college graduate into his world of bondage and sex.
The eBook version of this book happens to be very popular among the audience worldwide, particularly women, since people do not need to reveal their identity while purchasing an eBook.
At the time when the library management decided to pull this book from the shelves of the library, 19 copies of this book were in circulation in Brevard County Libraries and some 200 people were on the waiting list to check them out later.
Officials have said that once all the books that have already been issued are returned by the users, they would not be issued any more and would be removed from the shelves.