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Friday, May 27, 2011

Harvard fosters the most readers in America reveals the most well-read cities in America

Cambridge, Mass., tops the list with the most books, magazines and newspapers purchased per person (Kindle as well as print).

To keep the bean-counters busy, perhaps, Amazon decided to find out which cities with more than 100,000 citizens bought the most reading material -- from, presumably, though they don't mention the source of their figures.

Anyway, here is the list:

1.  Cambridge, Mass.
2.  Alexandria, Va.
3.  Berkeley, Cal.
4.  Ann Arbor, Mich.
5.  Boulder, Col.
6.  Miama, Fla.
7.  Salt Lake City, Ut.
8.  Gainsville, Fla.
9.  Seattle, Wa.
10. Arlington, Va.
11. Knoxville, Tn.
12. Orlando, Fla.
13. Pittsburgh
14. Washington, DC.
15. Bellevue, Wa.
16. Columbia, SC
17 St. Louis, Mo.
18. Cincinnati
19. Portland, Ore.
20. Atlanta

Cambridge bought the most nonfiction books.
Boulder, Col., bought the most cook books.
Alexandria, Va., bought the most children's books.

Mari Malcolm, managing editor of Books,, said, "We hope book lovers across the country enjoy this fun look at where the most voracious readers reside."

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