Amazon Names the Top 20 Most Read Cities in the US.

Amazon has crunched the numbers and come up with a list of cities in the US where it sold the most books, newspapers, and magazines.

This data is based on all sales in print and Kindle format since the beginning of the year, and is drawn from cities with over 100 thousand residents. Amazon also found some rather neat details like Cambridge, Mass. topped the list of cities that ordered the most nonfiction books.Boulder, CO topped the list for most books ordered in the Cooking, Food & Wine category. And Alexandra, VA, ordered the most children’s books.

Note that 3 of the cities on the list are actually in the DC metro area. Do you think they should be counted as one? The top 20 cities are:

1. Cambridge, Mass.11. Knoxville, Tenn.
2. Alexandria, Va.12. Orlando, Fla.

3. Berkeley, Calif.

13. Pittsburgh
4. Ann Arbor, Mich.14. Washington, D.C.
5. Boulder, Colo.15. Bellevue, Wash.
6. Miami16. Columbia, S.C.
7. Salt Lake City17. St. Louis, Mo.
8. Gainesville, Fla.18. Cincinnati
9. Seattle19. Portland, Ore.
10. Arlington, Va.20. Atlanta

 

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