Monday 20 November 2017

Charity shops crammed with copies of The Da Vinci Code begs people to stop donating

They had a similar problem with Fifty Shades of Grey

The sign in the Oxfam shop in Swansea. PIC: Wales News Service
The sign in the Oxfam shop in Swansea. PIC: Wales News Service
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has sold around 80 million copies since its release in 2003 and it seems many of those have ended up at a Swansea charity.

The Oxfam shop has been receiving about one copy a day and is struggling to find room for any other books as the Code is proving to be quite so popular second hand.

Staff are now asking people to stop donating the book and requesting they donate vinyl instead.

Customers have photographed the shop's sign which reads, "You could give us another Da Vinci Code... but we would rather have your vinyl! We urgently need more records to help keep our customers happy...and make more money for Oxfam."

The shop previously had issues selling their second hand copies of mummy porn hit Fifty Shades of Grey and had to hand hundreds of copies over to a warehouse for storage.

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