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Charity Implores Public To Stop Giving Them Fifty Shades Books For A Hilarious Reason

Christian Grey would not be pleased

When erotic novel series Fifty Shades of Grey was being written before its 2011 release, no one knew the fervor that would follow, the movies it would spawn, and that it would have sold 70 million copies by 2016.

But it did! And there's one place of business that is not at all happy about it.

An Oxfam charity bookshop in Swansea, England has been inundated with copies of Fifty Shades of Grey, presumably brought in because the book isn't really the kind of material you pore over year after year, revisiting it like your well-worn copies of Moby Dick, In Cold Blood, or Infinite Jest.

The bookstore now has so many copies of the novels that they were able to make a fort out of them -- a better use for the book, according to some.

"There are a lot of people obsessed by Fifty Shades of Grey," Oxfam book shop owner Phil Broadhurst told Metro UK. "We get people bringing in new copies coming in all the time. Enough is enough."

Instead of selling the books -- which at this point is probably impossible -- the shop has been giving them to online secondhand shop Goldstone Books, which will try to sell them online, then recycle them.

See the shop's delightful book fort below.

H/T Mashable