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Finding a library of books in Brazil's trash


Benedito da Silva used to scour the dumps of Sao Paulo looking for anything of value.

But after discovering an enormous volume of books that are destroyed every day he started his own collection and now, with the help of others, he is donating the discarded works to local schools and libraries.

In this first person account Bene talks about the ambitious project and what he hopes it will accomplish.

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