Kathryn Lindsay
March 24, 2016 4:15 pm
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Ah, spring is in the air. It’s time for spring cleaning and Marie Kondo-ing the heck of your space — and that includes your bookshelves. One charity shop in South Wales has one unique problem thanks to customers cleaning up: they ended up getting so many copies of 50 Shades of Grey that they could only do one thing with them. We are, of course, talking about building a book fort.

Back in 2011, 50 Shades of Grey trilogy flew off the shelves as people devoured the three-part BDSM love story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. There was 50 Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. (A fourth book, Grey, tells the same story but from Christian’s point-of-view.) It’s been a few years, though, since the books came out, and readers are parting ways with the book they once couldn’t put down. According to The Mirror, the Oxfam bookshop in Swansea, South Wales, received “literally hundreds” of copies of E.L. James‘s iconic trilogy. So they’ve decided to get creative.

With the help of a desk, they’ve managed to build what looks like a rather formidable book fort. It helps that the colors of all the 50 Shades books are blacks, whites and greys — for that authentic castle feel.

Oxfam worker Phil Broadhurst told The Mirror that the shop appreciates all donations — the money goes to charity, of course — but they would love for people donate other items. “… [M]ore Sixties and Seventies vinyl would be good,” he suggested.

The real question for us, though, is what exactly happens inside that fort? Well, that’s nobody’s business *wink*.

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