Most Well-Read City According To Amazon Is...

Posted: May 24 2016, 1:28pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Business News


Most Well-Read City According to Amazon Is...
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Amazon just released its annual list of the 20 most well-read cities and named its own hometown of Seattle as the most bookish city in America.

It is the second year in a row for Seattle, and it is also the second year in a row for Portland, Oregon to come in at number two. Does this mean that the Pacific Northwest is really that much more literary than other regions?

It is possible that there was some selection bias, but really everything was based on the purchases of all books, magazines, and newspapers through the website. Amazon has thousands of employees i the area, so brand awareness might be part of the appeal. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that so many sales come from that region.

Of course, environmental factors likely play a role as well. The Pacific Northwest is notoriously dark and rainy, the perfect climate for curling up and enjoying a good book. Seattle's thriving business and tech scene (as well as the huge university) means that more people probably have to stay up to date on their reading.

According to Business Wire, three California cities made the list as well, San Franciso, San Diego, and San Jose.

The Girl on the Train was the best-selling Kindle book in 5 of the top 10 cities. Marie Condo’s revolutionary organization book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  was also popular, selling the most print titles in Seattle and three other cities on the list.

Here's the complete list:

1. Seattle, Wash.

2. Portland, Ore.

3. Washington, D.C.

4. San Francisco, Calif.

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, Calif.

15. Houston, Texas

16. Nashville, Tenn.

17. Chicago, Ill.

18. Indianapolis, Ind. 

19. Dallas, Texas

20. San Antonio, Texas

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