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'50 Shades' reinstated at Florida library

May 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Florida county library is putting the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" back on its shelves.

The Brevard County Library System had previously pulled 19 copies of the books from its bookshelves earlier in May.

County officials said the decision was made after they read reviews of the trilogy, which was initially self-published by the author in e-reader form. A county spokesman also called the books "semi-pornographic."

Library officials, however, announced Monday that the county will make copies of "Fifty Shades of Grey" available immediately in response to requests from residents.

Library Services Director Cathy Schweinsberg said the library was against censorship and was reviewing its selection criteria.

Public libraries in several states have banned to book trilogy, saying it's too steamy or too poorly written.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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