Alexandria Is Most Well-Read City in U.S.
Three Virginia municipalities place in Amazon's top 20 list.
Alexandria is the most well-read city in the country, according to rankings released Tuesday by Amazon.
The company compiled data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2011, to determine the top 20 most well-read U.S. cities.
The statistics are per capita and the rankings include only municipalities of more than 100,000 residents.
Alexandria ranked second in 2011, but moved ahead of Cambridge, Mass., this year. (How do you like them apples, Harvard?)
Before we start touting our penchant for devouring volumes of Dickens, Twain and Hemingway, the Amazon rankings also revealed that Alexandria residents read more romance titles than anyone else.
Alexandria was one of three Virginia jurisdictions to make the top 20; Arlington placed seventh and Richmond came in at No. 20.
Washington, D.C. moved up to No. 9 after placing No. 14 a year ago.
Outside of the Barnes and Noble at Potomac Yard, Alexandrians can peruse the Book Bank in Old Town. Families can also check out Hooray for Books on King Street for a selection of children’s material and young adult novels.
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