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Popular Book Flying Off Library Shelves


Reporter: Lauren Compton | Videographer: Ira Quillen

Lynchburg, VA - The steamy book Fifty Shades of Grey is flying off bookshelves across the country. But, you will not find the erotic fiction novel on library shelves in Lynchburg.

The Lynchburg Public Library has decided to have ONLY the E-book version of the novel. Some libraries across the country have decided not to buy the book all together due to its racy, sexual content.

The Lynchburg library director says their decision to only get the E-book version has nothing to do with the controversy. But she wanted to give readers the chance to draw their own conclusions about the book.

"This is a game changer in publishing and relationships conversations. I think people need a chance to just look at it for themselves. We're not promoting it in anyway. We only have one copy that's all we need," said Lynn Dodge, director of Libraries & Museums.

If you want to check it out from the Lynchburg Public Library, be prepared to wait. The library only has one E-book copy, and there are already 54 people on the waiting list.

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