Charity shop begs people to stop donating copies of the Da Vinci Code

A charity bookshop has asked people to stop donating copies of the Da Vinci Code after it was overwhelmed with copies of the book.

Oxfam in Swansea said they are struggling to sell copies of the novel and are asking people to offer other books or vinyl records instead.

They said they have received multiple copies on a weekly basisfor months.

A sign in the shop says: ‘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.’

Shop manager Phil Broadhurst said: ‘It’s funny because with the Dan Brown sign people laugh and take a picture. We normally don’t leave the displays up that long but have with this.

‘I would say that we get one copy of the book every day.

‘We still occasionally get a few people buying them but we would rather have records. Our sale of them have increased 25 per cent in the last year.’

The Da Vinci Code became a worldwide hit after its release in 2003, and has so far sold around 80 million copies despite mixed reviews from critics.

The Oxfam shop hit a similar problem last year with secondhand copies of Fifty Shades of Grey – forcing it to tell donors: ‘Please – no more.’

It became so inundated with ‘literally hundreds’ of the books they were forced to hand them over to a warehouse for storage.

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