Join the conversation:

Miami is the second best-read city in USA

Miami is the second best-read city in USA

Posted by Liliana Castaño on May 21, 2014

So people in Miami are stupid, huh? Miamians aren't educated, eh? People in this city are barely literate, you say?

Sit down, haters. Amazon.com begs to differ.

The online retailer (which, old folks may remember, once primarily sold books) has ranked Miami at number two in its annual list of best-read cities.

The annual rankings are based on sales of books, magazines, and newspapers through Amazon, in both print and Kindle format, between April 2013 and April 2014. The ranking assessed cities with 100,000 residents or higher.

Alexandria, Virginia, edged out Miami for the top spot -- no surprise, as it's that city's third year in first place. But Florida's well represented in the top 20. Orlando came in at number five; Gainesville ranks at number 16; Clearwater at 18; and Tallahassee rounded out the list at 20th place.

Of course, it's not surprising that Miamians read. This city is home to one of the biggest book fairs in the country, and hosts book events almost every single day. The O, Miami Poetry Festival finds new ways to expose the average South Floridian to the written word in each of its incarnations. And plans for a new publishing house in town point to further development of Miami's literary scene.

Link To Full Article: 

Facebook comments



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across PanamericanWorld.



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across the Caribbean Region on PanamericanWorld.

PANAMERICANWORLD COUNTRIES