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A dustbin man in Bogota in Colombia, who never contemplated more distant than elementary school, has accumulated a library of in excess of 20,000 discarded books.

Friday, 7 July 2017
Jose Alberto Gutierrez
A dustbin man in Bogota in Colombia, who never contemplated more distant than elementary school, has accumulated a library of in excess of 20,000 discarded books. 

The assortment started 20 years prior, when Jose Alberto Gutierrez angled out a disposed of duplicate of Tolstoy's tale Anna Karenina. 

He presently offers his books to other individuals as a free network library. 

"I understood that individuals were discarding books in the trash. I began to safeguard them," he said. 

Mr Gutierrez, who has picked up the moniker The Lord of the Books, started gathering books that had been dumped in the waste receptacles in wealthier pieces of the city. 

He would remove them from the garbage and recover them for families in less fortunate regions. 

His assortment of tossed away books is presently utilized by families needing to assist their kids with their schoolwork, in a free library called the Strength of Words. 


"There was an absence of them in our neighborhood, so we began to help," said Mr Gutierrez.