Best-Read City in US: Cambridge
Home of Harvard has most Amazon book purchases per capita
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 26, 2011 10:35 AM CDT
CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 10: Students sit outside Harkness Commons on the Harvard Law School campus on May 10, 2010 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. U.S. President Barack Obama announced...   (Getty Images)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – No surprise here: College towns are prime spots for readers, according to a new study released today by Amazon. The online giant ranked Cambridge, Mass., home to Harvard and MIT, as the country's most well-read city. In second place was Alexandria, Va., which hosts George Washington University. Amazon's list of the top 20 most well-read cities of populations 100,000 or higher was based on the retailer's print and digital sales per capita of books, magazines and newspapers. The rest of the top 10:

  1. Berkeley, Calif.
  2. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  3. Boulder, Colo.
  4. Miami
  5. Salt Lake City
  6. Gainesville, Fla.
  7. Seattle
  8. Arlington, Va.