This Thrift Store in Wales Has Enough Copies of Fifty Shades to Build A Fort

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Maybe Random House should start up a book buyback program, or at the very least rent out some storage space for all the abandoned copies of E.L. James 50 Shades of Grey a UK thrift store is currently housing.

An Oxfam charity bookshop in Wales has requested that people stop “donating” their copies of Fifty Shades after receiving so many that employees have been able to build a literal fort out of them.

With the shop running out of room to stock the books, the owner of the Swansea, Wales shop, Phil Broadhurst, is requesting (a.k.a. begging) people to keep that stuff to themselves.

“Enough is enough,” Broadhurst told Metro in a recent interview.

The shop even posted a message to its Facebook about the issue, writing, “We appreciate all the donations, but less Fifty Shades and more 60s and 70s vinyl would be good.”

As of now, practically none of the hundreds of donations are being sold, so the store is handing over its copies of this essential piece of literary canon to Goldstone Books. Goldstone will then either sell the novels or recycle them. Our guess is that Grey will be going green relatively soon.