The Most Well-Read Cities In America


From’s Media Room.

The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:

1. Seattle, Wash.

2. Portland, Ore.

3. Washington, D.C.

4. San Francisco, Calif.

5. Austin, Texas

6. Las Vegas, Nev.

7. Tucson, Ariz.

8. Denver, Colo.

9. Albuquerque, N.M.

10. San Diego, Calif.

11. Baltimore, Md.

12. Charlotte, N.C.

13. Louisville, Ky.

14. San Jose, Calif.

15. Houston, Texas

16. Nashville, Tenn.

17. Chicago, Ill.

18. Indianapolis, Ind.

19. Dallas, Texas

20. San Antonio, Texas

  • Looks like the west reads more than the east.
  • And Texas-with four of its cities up there-clearly loves books.
  • I was a bit thrown by one thing. The “literary capital” of the states, NY, NY is missing from the list. Weird, isn’t it? Or maybe, it isn’t. Well, weird or not, I still can’t believe it’s not there. I’ve scanned the list at least 10 times thinking I’ve somehow glossed over it or something.

Anyway . . . of the funny tidbits Amazon shared in the article, this is my favorite:

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, with Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey Series) as the top-selling Kindle title in Las Vegas, Nev.

The whole article can be found HERE.

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books. Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.

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2 comments on “The Most Well-Read Cities In America
  1. I am surprised too that NYC is not on the list. May be New Yorkers buy their books from the book stores, and not from Amazon?

    Liked by 1 person

    • S. G. Basu says:

      That’s possible. Although I find it hard to believe that anyone living in NYC where the storage space is not so plentiful, people would enjoy hoarding physical books. I’d think they would overwhelmingly prefer the digital format.
      *shakes head*
      I don’t get it.


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