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Amazon Announces 20 Most Well Read Cities ln USA

Kicking off the summer reading season,Amazon.com, Inc. announced its annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America. The ranking was determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents. The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:

  1. Alexandria, Va.
  2. Cambridge, Mass
  3. Berkeley, Calif.
  4. Ann Arbor, Mich
  5. Boulder, Colo
  6. Miami
  7. Arlington, Va.
  8. Gainesville, Fla.
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Salt Lake City
  11. Pittsburgh
  12. Knoxville, Tenn.
  13. Seattle
  14. Orlando, Fla.
  15. Columbia, S.C
  16. Bellevue, Wash.
  17. Cincinnati
  18. St. Louis
  19. Atlanta
  20. Richmond, Va.
In taking a closer look at the data, Amazon also found that:
  • Berkeley, Calif., is a city full of jet-setters – it topped the list by ordering the most Travel books.
  • Boulder, Colo., keeps the closest eye on its waistline by topping the list of cities that order the most books in the Health, Fitness & Dieting category.
  • Virginia is for lovers – Alexandria, Va., that is, which tops the charts in the Romance book category.
  • Cambridge, Mass., grows the most budding entrepreneurs. These locals topped the list for ordering the most books in the Business & Investing category.


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