Council bosses stock up on 50 Shades of Grey

Published: 30 Oct 2012 09:30

A BOOK for bored housewives is causing a stir in Borders libraries.

Since council bosses stocked controversial bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, there has been a stampede between the bookshelves.

Several libraries in America banned the soft-porn paperback earlier this year due to its sexual content.

But local book chiefs have defended their decision to stock the top-shelf title.

A spokesperson for the council's libraries told us: "This is currently one of the most popular books.

"Our libraries aim to stock a wide range of up-to-date books, including novels from different genres.

"Fifty Shades of Grey is in our adult section and our librarians ensure that book loans are age-appropriate."

Scottish Borders Council bought six copies of the E L James title, which has sold 40 million copies worldwide.

And a further copy was also donated for library users to borrow.

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