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All Proceeds Benefit the Library of St. Johns County

St. Augustine (October 16, 2001) — Belz Factory Outlet World – St. Augustine, in conjunction with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County, are hosting a pre-holiday bonanza book sale in the mall's walkways on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th.

Previously-read hard-cover, soft-cover and paperback books in popular categories such as business, novels, mystery, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and cookbooks will be sold for fifty cents to $1.00 during mall hours. In addition, specially-designed Friends of the Library note cards will be available for purchase for $5.00. All proceeds will be used for special projects at the main branch of the Library of St. Johns County.

"This is a great opportunity to purchase library-quality books at bargain prices, while supporting the programs of the local library," says Andrew J. Groveman, President of the Factory Outlet World Division of Belz Enterprises. "We see this event as an opportunity to encourage reading as a family leisure activity. The National Institute for Literacy reports that more than one-third of all fourth-graders do not meet the basic reading requirements for their grade level while approximately 40 million adults in the United States have deficient literary skills. Encouraging reading as a family activity could certainly bolster basic skills, improve school performance and provide a meaningful pastime."

Located just off Interstate 95, Belz Factory Outlet World – St. Augustine features an impressive assortment of designer and famous name manufacturers as well as a variety of restaurant choices. Included among the prestigious and highly recognizable tenants at the mall are Disney's Character Premiere, Timberland, Nike, Pfaltzgraff, Royal Doulton, Danskin, Adidas Company Store, Samsonite and Camp Coleman, among others.

Belz Factory Outlet World – St. Augustine is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Belz Enterprises is a multi-faceted real estate development company with more than 25 million square feet of property, including more than 40 shopping complexes, ranging from community shopping centers to regional malls, as well as industrial/warehouse/distribution facilities and developments, office parks and corporate campuses, hotels such as The Peabody Hotels in Memphis and Orlando, and residential developments.