"You might want to take a look at what you have on your shelves," Mr. Hacker said. "I've marked some pages here that you should see." Indeed, the copy he held out had around three different post-it notes poking from betwixt its pages. His expression was one of someone who has triumphantly noticed an error in judgment on the part of the "liberry" that had gone unnoticed before. Being as how I'm the guy that ordered the book in the first place, though, and who was very familiar with it, since it's one of my favorites among the works of Alan Moore, I was already aware of what content he was likely complaining about.
"Yes, sir, we know about it," I told him. "That's why we have it shelved in our adult section."
"But I found it over there," he said, pointing to the New Adult Fiction shelf, where it has been housed, being a recent purchase.
"Yes, sir. That's the New Adult Fiction section," I said.
"But the kids... the kids might be interested."
Not wanting to get into the whole But Comic Books Are Only For the Children argument with him, I conceded, "They might be, but that's why we have this shelved in the Adult Fiction section and not the Juvenile or Young Adult sections." He gave me a blank look, so I continued, "We have graphic novel sections in Juvenile, Young Adult, Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction. This one is shelved with the books for adults." I should also have added that I've never actually witnessed a kid even give the New Adult Fiction a glance, let alone chosen anything from it, but figured I'd leave it.
Mr. Hacker looked annoyed and somewhat deflated, in a sort of realization that the inmates are indeed running the asylum kind of way. He set the book down and said, "Okay," in such a precisely chosen tone that it was clear that what he was really saying was, "Okay, NOW I see how this library is REALLY run."
I hate to think of the reactions we'll get once we add LOEG: The Black Dossier.