Seattle is Still the Most Well-Read City: Amazon

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Amazon has named the most well-read cities in the U.S. for 2016 and Seattle holds its spot at No. 1.

The Seattle-based retailer determined this by measuring sales for all books, magazines and newspapers sales in both print and Kindle format from April 2015 to April 2016 on a per capita basis for cities with 500,000 residents.

The data revealed that The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was the top-selling Kindle and print book in five of the top 10 cities: Portland, Austin, Tucson, Albuquerque, and San Diego. In addition, California had three cities on top 20 list for the second year in a row: San Francisco, San Diego, and San Jose.

We’ve got the entire list after the jump.

The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities

  1. Seattle, Wash.
  2. Portland, Ore.
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. San Francisco, CA
  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, CA
  15. Houston, Texas
  16. Nashville, Tenn.
  17. Chicago, Ill.
  18. Indianapolis, Ind.
  19. Dallas, TX
  20. San Antonio, TX