Strand Bookstore is reporting via their Tumblr that at least one hotel has gone and replaced the Bible with Fifty Shades of Grey. But who wants to touch a flagged copy of that book?

The UK's Damson Dene Hotel's manager Wayne Bartholomew explains, "I thought it would be a special treat for our guests to find it in their bedside cabinet and that includes the men too. They are as desperate to get their hands on a copy as the women.” And anyway, The Gideon Bible is full of references to sex and violence, although it’s written using more formal language, so James’s book is easier to read.”

Owner Jonathan Denby also chimed in on his blog, saying, "Tonight millions of women will be curling up in bed with a good book and you can bet your life it won’t be the Bible ... I substituted the Gideon Bibles with Fifty Shades of Grey in all the bedrooms ... In this secular age it seems distinctly odd that anyone would expect to find a religious book in a hotel bedroom."

Hopefully if New York City-based hotels follow suit, they'll go with some better smut.