America's Most (Surprisingly) Well-Read Cities

No. 1 is Alexandria, Virginia
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
Amazon names the most bookwormiest cities.   (?|Chris|)

(Newser) – If you think America's bookworms live in New York or San Francisco, think again. Amazon has released its list of the country's 20 most well-read cities, and they hail from such states as Michigan and Florida, reports Reuters. Top honors goes to Virginia's Alexandria, and though Berkeley and Cambridge do indeed make the top five, they're joined by Ann Arbor and Boulder. Wait til you see who's sixth:

  1. Miami
  2. Arlington, Va.
  3. Gainesville, Fla.
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Salt Lake City
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Knoxville, Tenn.
  8. Seattle
Click to see the entire list, which was compiled by looking at book, magazine, newspaper, and eBook sales since June in cities of more than 100,000. (Read more lists stories.)

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