BOSTON (CBS) – It Happens Here in Boston’s South End, originally the Boston Neck, a thin piece of land connecting Boston and Roxbury. In 1884 the lavishly designed Joshua Bates School was built and named for a founding private benefactor of the Boston Public Library.
About a half mile away, in an old warehouse building, is a unique bookstore called More Than Words. It’s a non-profit providing a steady job and support to some of the area’s most vulnerable youth. Today, young adults are running a multi-million dollar business, moving four million books a year.
Used book donations come in by the truckloads. Team members sort through them and then send them off for resale in their store front or online.
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