Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.
In the Turkish capital Ankara, however, discarded books need not necessarily end up heading for a papery oblivion.
Instead, a surprising life after death is now in store for them thanks to a rather unconventional library.
A group of the city's rubbish collectors has set up the library boasting thousands of works that would otherwise have been swallowed up by landfill. Read More via France24.