The Church did choose which books would be considered canonical and in so doing, excluded others. Some they determined were worthy of study and devotional reading, although not inspired. Some they determined were bogus, fanciful or even heretical. There are many today who regard that decision-making process as authoritarian rather than authoritative, and like to proclaim it as evidence against Catholic tradition.
Ironically, those who decry the process include both modern skeptics and heretics who think all the ancient books were equally worthy (which is to say that they don’t think the canonical books are inspired, either) and those of our Evangelical and Fundamentalist brethren who think their 66-book Bibles are inspired but reject the role that the Church had in preserving and defining the contents.