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Colombia Resident Collects Discarded Books for Low-Income Children

José Alberto Gutiérrez collects discarded books from wealthy neighborhoods and adds them to his home library, which he opens on the weekends for low-income children to visit.

Bogotá, Colombia, resident José Alberto Gutiérrez (AKA “Lord of the Books”) collects discarded books from wealthy neighborhoods and adds them to his home library, which he opens on the weekends for low-income children to come explore and read.

The Huffington Post has more details:

José Alberto Gutiérrez is known as the “Lord of the Books” to the thousands of book-loving children he’s helped in Bogotá, Colombia.

The garbage collector, featured in an AJ+ video posted Monday, takes discarded books from wealthy neighborhoods and adds them to a makeshift library in his home. The collection of over 20,000 books is open to the kids in the low-income neighborhood where he lives on the weekends.

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