Seattle tops the list for the second year in a row; bookworms abound
in California and Texas cities
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2016--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)— Today, Amazon.com revealed their annual list of the Top
20 Most Well-Read Cities across the U.S., just in time for summer
reading season. The ranking is determined by a compilation of sales data
from cities with more than 500,000 residents on a per capita basis and
includes purchases of all books, magazines and newspapers in both Kindle
and print format from April 2015 to April 2016.
The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:
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
Amazon took a closer look at the data and uncovered some interesting
trends across the cities, revealing:
Seattle, Wash., the home of Amazon’s headquarters, kept its title as
the Most Well-Read City for the second year in a row with the most
purchases of all books, magazines and newspapers in both Kindle and
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was the top-selling
Kindle and print title in five of the top 10 cities: Portland, Ore.;
Austin, Texas; Tucson, Ariz.; Albuquerque, N.M.; San Diego, Calif.
Readers in four of the top 10 cities cleaned up their act this year,
with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of
Decluttering and Organizing as the most sold print title in
Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz.; Albuquerque, N.M.
In Austin, Texas, reading and cooking go hand in hand, with Franklin
Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto among the top-selling Kindle
and print titles.
California is for bookworms, with three cities making the top 20 list
for the second year in a row: San Francisco, San Diego, and San Jose.
Denver, Colo., Las Vegas, Nev., San Diego, Calif., and Albuquerque,
N.M. all channeled their inner child this year, with adult coloring
books being among the top-selling print titles in each of the cities.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, with Grey: Fifty Shades of
Grey as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey Series) as the
top-selling Kindle title in Las Vegas, Nev.
Customers eager to move their city up the list can visit the Amazon Book
Editors’ Summer Reading feature at http://www.amazon.com/summerreading,
where they’ll find recommendations ranging from beach reads to
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