ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The book begins innocently enough; nervous woman meets wealthy man.
“Well business is all about people, Miss Steele, and I’m very good at judging people. I know how they tick and what makes them flourish and what doesn’t, maybe what inspires them and how to incentivize them,” billionaire Christian Grey says to protagonist Anastasia Steele early on in E.L. James’ steamy blockbuster.
But those who’ve read beyond that point know that things get very racy from there, eventually leading to bondage and sadistic sex.
Waller McGuire, executive director at the St. Louis public library, says they can’t keep “50 Shades of Grey” on the shelves.
“We own about twenty five paper copies and we just ordered twenty five more of them,” McGuire tells KMOX News. “We have almost three hundred people on the waiting list.”
Even the eReader version has a waiting list.
As for the public library’s decision to carry such a steamy and controversial book, McGuire says anyone can find something in a library that offends them, adding that if you’re among those easily offended then you don’t have to check out anything at all.