Fifty Shades of Grey: a book we literally can’t give away

March 24, 2016 - Fifty Shades of Grey

With roughly adequate copies of Fifty Shades of Grey to build a possess sex dungeon, a bend of Oxfam in Swansea has asked people to stop donating a amorous novel or any of a sequels. “We conclude all your donations, though reduction Fifty Shades and some-more 60s and 70s vinyl would be good,” wrote Phil Broadhurst, a shop’s manager, in a post on Facebook.

For a while, Oxfam published a list of a most-donated authors; between 2009 and 2012, Dan Brown was top. Could EL James and her Fifty Shades have beaten a Da Vinci Code author? “I consider Dan Brown is still pipping it, actually, though [Fifty Shades] is adult there,” says David Taylor during a Oxfam bookshop in Salisbury. Copies of Fifty Shades there are sent to a internal repository for redistribution to other shops; his bend doesn’t sell it. “It sounds snobby, though there are 10 gift shops in a travel and we can buy it in any one of them,” he says. “There’s no indicate in us offered it.”

Other bookshops are not stating most in a approach of bestselling soothing porn. “We get a satisfactory share,” says an worker during a British Heart Foundation emporium in Edinburgh, though it isn’t one of a shop’s most-donated books. “I don’t even consider we’ve got any in,” says a manager of a gift emporium in Liverpool.

At a Red Cross bookshop in New Romney in Kent, usually dual or 3 copies of Fifty Shades have been donated. The most-donated books, says partner manager Lorraine Logan, “would substantially be Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, that form – crime fiction”. They also get a lot of troops story and books about a area. “We’re in a still small town,” she says. we consider she’s implying it’s maybe not a hotbed of SM enthusiasts. Quite what this says about Swansea I’ll leave to a imagination.

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