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Australian library says it’s placing Lance Armstrong books in fiction section

Jan 21, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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Ha. Well played, Manly Library.

It’s the photo going viral right now. The notice at the Sydney, Aus., library reads:

All non-fiction Lance Armstrong titles, including Lance Armstrong: Images Of A Champion, The Lance Armstrong Performance Program and Lance Armstrong: World’s Greatest Champion, will soon be moved to the fiction section.

Unfortunately, the notice appears to be a prank: library officials say that a part-time employee put it up. Actually, they say, individual libraries have no say in which section books are categorized.

“It’s a big, busy library and someone has played a practical joke — it’s gone unnoticed for a while and once staff noticed they changed it,” Chris Parsons of Manly Council said.