These Are America’s Most Well-Read Cities
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These Are America’s Most Well-Read Cities

Few things in life are better than curling up with a dog-eared book, sipping on some vino and getting lost in the pages. According to a new list by Amazon, there are few places that do all of the above better than the Pacific Northwest. The Most Well-Read Cities in America list, which was released earlier this month, is based on sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both Kindle and print format. And with cities like Seattle and Portland topping the list, it’s no wonder these coffee-guzzling, cloud-covered cities are voracious readers. Scroll on to see if your city made the cut.

Amazon’s Most Well-Read Cities

1. Seattle, Washington

2. Portland, Oregon

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

4. Tucson, Arizona

5. Washington, D.C.

6. Austin, Texas

7. San Francisco, California

8. Albuquerque, New Mexico

9. Denver, Colorado

10. Louisville, Kentucky

11. Charlotte, North Carolina

12. Baltimore, Maryland

13. San Diego, California

14. Houston, Texas

15. Indianapolis, Indiana

16. San Jose, California

17. Jacksonville, Florida

18. San Antonio, Texas

19. Nashville, Tennessee

20. Chicago, Illinois

Amazon found that readers in Seattle, the home of Amazon’s new headquarters, are buying more books than any other city in America. They’re also purchasing the most magazines and newspapers in both print and Kindle formats. Trailing the Emerald City in bibliophilism are Portland, Las Vegas, Tucson and Washington D.C. Our beloved California is a big state for book lovers too, with three major cities — San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose — making the list. They also found that Vegas bought the most romance titles of any U.S. city and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was the most purchased title in seven of the top 20 cities.

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(h/t Mashable)