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Amazon’s Best Read Cities

Just because you live in a big city does not mean you read. That’s what I gathered anyway from Amazon’s list of best-read cities. Topping this year’s list? Alexandria, Virginia. Here’s the list of the top 20 via Entertainment Weekly.

1.        Alexandria, Va.
2.        Cambridge, Mass.
3.        Berkeley, Calif.
4.        Ann Arbor, Mich.
5.        Boulder, Colo.
6.        Miami
7.        Arlington, Va.
8.        Gainesville, Fla.
9.        Washington, D.C.
10.        Salt Lake City
11.        Pittsburgh
12.        Knoxville, Tenn.
13.        Seattle
14.        Orlando, Fla.
15.        Columbia, S.C.
16.        Bellevue, Wash.
17.        Cincinnati
18.        St. Louis
19.        Atlanta
20.        Richmond, Va.

Now that’s not to say there aren’t big cities on the list. Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta are there. But neither New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, nor Dallas make the list. So what’s the deal?

Well, correct me if I’m wrong, but many of these cities are big college towns. I definitely think that plays a factor in this year’s list. What do you guys think?


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