10 Most Well-Read Cities in America

Seattle, Portland, Washington top the list
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2016 9:19 AM CDT
10 Most Well-Read Cities in America
A customer carries a handful of books at Amazon Books in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Living near Amazon's headquarters apparently prods people to pick up a book. Seattle is the most well-read city in the country for a second year in a row, according to Amazon's annual list—based on purchases of print or electronic books, magazines, and newspapers in major cities over the course of a year ending in April, per a release. The top 10:

  1. Seattle
  2. Portland, Ore.
  3. Washington, DC
  4. San Francisco
  5. Austin
  6. Las Vegas
  7. Tucson
  8. Denver
  9. Albuquerque
  10. San Diego
Click for the full list of 20 cities, or check out the best cities for new college grads. (More books stories.)

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