Miami Once Again Ranked America's Sixth Best-Read City by Amazon

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For the second year in a row, has compiled a list of America's best-read cities. And for the second year in a row, Miami has come in sixth on the list. It's a ranking that leaves us feeling proud but perplexed.

"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," writes.

Once again, Miami finds itself mixed in with a bunch of college towns in the top ten.

1. Alexandra, Virginia
2. Cambridge, Mass.
3. Berkeley, Calif.
4. Ann Arbor, Mich.
5. Boulder, Colo.
6. Miami
7. Arlington, Va.
8. Gainesville, Fla.
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Salt Lake City

Alongside a bunch of college towns, important government towns, and Mormon-land, Miami sticks out like a sore thumb.

Then again, our city hosts one of the most important book fairs in all of America, so it's not exactly like we lack any sort of literary cred.

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Roger Williams
Roger Williams

I think that is believable, particularly if the data encompasses municipalities in the greater Miami area. Think about it, we have several universities and colleges (one with EIGHT campuses). I'm sure that alone pushes up book sales, particularly textbooks.


 I wonder how exactly they tally the print, b/c vacationers buy books for the beach.

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