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Garbage Man from Colombia Starts Library from Discarded Books

Arequipa Peru - March 9 2011: Books in the Ricoleta Library on March 9 2011 in Arequipa Peru. Ricoleta Library is the oldest library in Peru and Latin America

Twenty years ago Jose Alberto Gutierrez found a copy of the classic novel “Anna Karenina,” and kept it. Now his collection is amassing 25,000 and Jose has

That was 20 years ago — and the garbage man continued to collect Bogota’s discarded books, amassing 25,000 in a free library, swelled by donations. Along with his wife Luz, they opened a free library in 2000 with all of the books he has found throughout the years.

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