Columbia ranked in top 20 for Most Well-Read Cities in America | News
In a recent report released by Amazon.com, Columbia, South Carolina is one of the top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America.
Just in time to kick-off the summer reading season, Amazon.com, Inc. announced its annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America.
“As the summer reading season gets into full swing, we're excited to reveal our second annual Most Well-Read Cities list,” said Chris Schluep, Senior Editor of Books, Amazon.com. “It’s great to see that we are truly a nation of readers, with representation on this list from every region of the country.”
Columbia ranked #15, trailing behind the home of Walt Disney World by one spot.
According to Amazon, the ranking was determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.
The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:
1. Alexandria, Va.
2. Cambridge, Mass.
3. Berkeley, Calif.
4. Ann Arbor, Mich.
5. Boulder, Colo.
7. Arlington, Va.
8. Gainesville, Fla.
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Salt Lake City
12. Knoxville, Tenn.
14. Orlando, Fla.
15. Columbia, S.C.
16. Bellevue, Wash.
18. St. Louis
20. Richmond, Va.
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