The library in a tiny West Virginia town has reportedly reversed course and decided there’s nothing to fear in carrying Bob Woodward’s bestselling “Fear.”
Connie Perry, the president of the trustees of the Morgan County Public Library in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., told The Washington Post an earlier decision to ban the veteran journalist’s dishy book on President Donald Trump was made by the library director.
“The board didn’t know anything about this,” Perry told the Post. “We have corrected that. The book has been accepted — in fact, two of them.”
“Our policy always has been that we accept books,” she added.
“This just got blown out of proportion. It was an employee who . . . wasn’t aware of what she should have done. She should have just said, ‘Thank you.’ The board has corrected that.”
Perry said the banned book became such a big deal in the town of 600 residents that “more and more people want to read it now.”
By the end of its first day on sale last Tuesday, “Fear” had sold about 750,000 copies in all formats, according to Simon & Schuster, and the publisher has ordered a ninth printing, bringing the number of hardcover copies to more than 1,150,000, the Post reported.
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