'Free Books' In Franklin Weren't Meant For Public, Attorney Says

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 23:25:29-04

The public had the opportunity to pick through a large quantity of books after a storage unit eviction in Franklin. However, an attorney now says those books should not have been made available. 

The collection -- containing thousands of books -- was located at the southeast side of Grace Works Ministries in Franklin. However, they are not associated with the books. 

However, on Thursday Edward Phillips, an attorney who represents the business that was evicted, said this was private property and subject to a lien -- saying the books were not available to the public. 

The books were apparently being stored in the warehouse, which was part of ongoing litigation. Phillips said a lien had been placed on his client's assets. 

An eviction notice was served to his client with a date of July 5. However, that person was banned from the warehouse to collect the books. 

Phillips said the warehouse dumped the books but they actually belong to the reseller.