Well-Read Cities

Every year Amazon.com releases a list of the cities that are buying up the most books, magazines and newspapers via their website.

According to TIME:

“The company says the rankings were determined “by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2012, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.”

Way to go Southeast! Of the twenty cities listed seven were in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina combined.

1) Alexandria, Va.

2) Knoxville, Tenn.

3) Miami, Fla.

4) Cambridge, Mass.

5) Orlando, Fla.

6) Ann Arbor, Mich.

7) Berkeley, Calif.

8) Cincinnati, Ohio

9) Columbia, S.C.

10) Pittsburgh, Pa.

11) St. Louis, Mo.

12) Salt Lake City, Utah

13) Seattle

14) Vancouver

15) Gainesville, Fla.

16) Atlanta, Ga.

17) Dayton, Ohio

18) Richmond, Va.

19) Clearwater, Fla.

20) Tallahassee, Fla.

AALBC.com has also released their list of the well-read cities for African-Americans based on their own web traffic.

According to News Blaze:

AALBC.com’s website’s traffic ranking, on a per capita basis, the number of visitors from cities with more than 200,000 residents.

#1 – Durham, North Carolina

#2 – Manhattan, New York

#3 – Atlanta, Georgia

#4 – Washington, District Of Columbia

#5 – Miami, Florida (3rd on Amazon’s List)

#6 – Saint Louis, Missouri (11th on Amazon’s List)

#7 – Cleveland, Ohio

#8 – Baltimore, Maryland

#9 – New Orleans, Louisiana

#10 – Raleigh, North Carolina

#11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

#12 – Memphis, Tennessee

#13 – Charlotte, North Carolina

#14 – Bronx, New York

#15 – Detroit, Michigan

#16 – Brooklyn, New York

#17 – Chicago, Illinois

#18 – Jacksonville, Florida

#20 – Houston, Texas

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About Niobia Bryant

National bestselling author. Also writes as Meesha Mink.
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