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Top 10 Most Well-Read Cities—Is Your City On the List?

Here are the top 10 most well-read cities in America, according to Amazon. These cities showed the highest book, magazine, and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle formats, from April 2015 to April 2016, on a per capita basis. Did your city make the list?

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#1 Seattle, Washington

Seattle is America’s most well-read city for two years in a row, according to Amazon.
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Seattle is America’s most well-read city for two years in a row, according to Amazon.

#2 Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon, is number two in 2015 and again this year.
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Portland, Oregon, is number two in 2015 and again this year.

#3 Washington, D.C.

The U.S. capital jumped from number five in 2015 to number three this year.
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The U.S. capital jumped from number five in 2015 to number three this year.

#4 San Francisco, California

San Francisco leaped from number seven in 2015 to number four this year.
Photo by Cindy Fazzi, September 2015.

San Francisco leaped from number seven in 2015 to number four this year.

#5 Austin, Texas

Austin made the list two years in a row.
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Austin made the list two years in a row.

#6 Las Vegas, Nevada

The Sin City dropped from number three in 2015 to number six this year.
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The Sin City dropped from number three in 2015 to number six this year.

#7 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson slipped from number four last year to number seven this year.
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Tucson slipped from number four last year to number seven this year.

#8 Denver, Colorado

Denver went up a notch, from number nine in 2015 to number eight this year.
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Denver went up a notch, from number nine in 2015 to number eight this year.

#9 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque went from number eight in 2105 to number nine in 2016.
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Albuquerque went from number eight in 2105 to number nine in 2016.

#10 San Diego, California

San Diego rose a few notches from number 13 last year to number 10 this year.
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San Diego rose a few notches from number 13 last year to number 10 this year.

Read the entire list of top 20 most well-read cities in 2016.

Cindy Fazzi is a Philippine-born American writer who has worked as a journalist in the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States. She's a former Associated Press news staffer. Her debut romance, "In His Corner," was published under the pen name Vina Arno by Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.