Move Over Bookmobile: Make Way for the Biblioburro

Travel Blog  •  Valerie Conners  •  10.22.08 | 10:04 AM ET

The New York Times profiled Luis Soriano, Colombia’s one-man Biblioburro, who—along with his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto—brings books to some of his nation’s most remote and impoverished villages. “This began as a necessity; then it became an obligation; and after that a custom,” Soriano said. “Now it is an institution.”

Armed with some 4,800 donated books to distribute, Soriano aims to bring the outside world to people who otherwise would have few chances to experience it.

It’s incredible and inspiring that on his quest, Soriano has already faced bandits, broken limbs and financial adversity, yet still adheres to his pursuit.

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Valerie Conners

Valerie Conners is the senior producer and editor at World Hum.

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Frank Bures 10.22.08 | 11:58 AM ET

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