Sanitation Worker Creates Public Library from Discarded Books

For 20 years, Columbian rubbish-collector Jose Alberto Gutierrez has been holding to the books he finds while on his rounds in Bogota.

After two decades his collection totals more than 20,000 books - many of them thrown away by the people of the Colombian capital, now given a new life in the huge library Jose has amassed.

The books take up several rooms in the Gutierrez family home, from where they're lent out to neighbours through a free community library, which Jose runs with the help of his wife, Luz Mery Gutierrez, and their three children....more