Salt Lake City among top 10 'well-read' cities
Published: May 15, 2012 04:38PM
Updated: May 15, 2012 04:38PM
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Paul Fraughton | The Salt Lake Tribune Patrons check out the new location of Sam Weller Books, once a stalwart of downtown Salt Lake, now in Trolley Square with a new name, Weller Book Works. Friday, January 13, 2012

If you're reading this, congratulations: You're well-read.

If you're reading this in Salt Lake City, you're also typical.

Amazon.com released its second-annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America, and Salt Lake City scored in the top 10 -- in 10th place, in fact.

Here's the top 20:

  1. Alexandria, Va.
  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
  11. Pittsburgh
  12. Knoxville, Tenn.
  13. Seattle
  14. Orlando, Fla.
  15. Columbia, S.C.
  16. Bellevue, Wash.
  17. Cincinnati
  18. St. Louis
  19. Atlanta
  20. Richmond, Va.

Rankings were determined by sales data of book, magazine and newspaper sales - in both print and Kindle format - since June 1, 2011. The numbers were weighed on a per capita basis for cities with more than 1000,000 residents.