Hundreds wait on 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'


Elizabeth Fields

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — If you thought the hype over the book "Fifty Shades of Grey" was starting to die down, you probably haven't asked to borrow it from your public library.

Most libraries that have at least one copy also have a long waiting list. The Metropolis Public Library has the longest list, with 179 people waiting to read the the first book of the trilogy. Originally, the branch only had one copy and has since ordered two more.

The McCracken County Public Library has 15 copies of the controversial romance but they still have 80 people waiting to read a copy.

Director Julie Hart said the demand is similar to the Twilight books, The Hunger Games and any new book John Grisham puts out.

She said most people understand if they want to borrow a popular book, they're probably going to have to wait.

"There's usually not a complaint but they do become a little more antsy the closer they get to their name," she said. "If they hold it over, then it kind of gets problematic."

Some areas of the country have banned the book from libraries and some branches decided not to carry it at all.

Photo credit: Rachel Kramer Bussel