Charities Don’t Need Your Old Fifty Shades Books
Some books, like Little Women or maybe the Elena Ferrante novels, benefit with the passing of time. Others, you rip the cover off, read at the beach, and hope you can get a $2 tax rebate from somewhere down the line. Apparently hundreds of readers are having the same idea, because according to Cosmopolitan, one bookstore in Wales is so inundated with donations of the Fifty Shades novels that it can’t even live. Phil Broadhurst, owner of the Oxfam store in Swansea, is begging do-gooders to turn in anything, even sixties or seventies vinyl, in its place. For now, the store has used its “literally hundreds” of copies of the novel to build a fort. (A sex fort! Jk.)
“Enough is enough,” Broadhurst told Metro. His store has turned into a “retirement home” for discarded copies of Fifty Shades, he says.
The shop has decided to turn the books over to Goldstone Books for online resale or recycling. Feel free to let us know what you’ve done with your old copies of Fifty Shades in the comments.