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Alexandria, Va., dubbed most well-read city by Amazon.com

April 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 24 (UPI) -- Online store Amazon.com said Alexandria, Va., topped its annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America.

The website said its third annual list, compiled using sales of both print and Kindle editions of all books, magazines and newspapers per capita in cities with a population of more than 100,000 since June 1, 2012, was topped by Alexandria, followed by Knoxville, Tenn.; Miami; Cambridge, Mass.; and Orlando, Fla.

The Top 10 was rounded out by Ann Arbor, Mich.; Berkeley, Calif.; Cincinnati; Columbia, S.C.; and Pittsburgh.

"The results of our annual Most Well-Read Cities list is proof that people across the country are reading, and also that we're still seeing the popularity of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" said Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle. "It's fun for us to see facts like the citizens of Cambridge are buying the most books in the business category or that one of our favorite novels of 2012, 'Gone Girl,' is the best-selling book in the Most Well-Read City, Alexandria."

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