Knoxville: City of Thoughtful Readers (and Downloaders)

Amazon may be the “everything store,” but every once in a while the online retailer recalls its not-so-distant origins as a bookseller—either by trying to strong-arm publishers to bend to its will or by issuing forth PR listicles such as the Most Well-Read Cities in America. Now, can you truly determine which city is the most well read simply by utilizing Amazon sales data? (The list compiles “all book, magazine, and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format from April 2013 to April 2014, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.”) Well, such minor details are not something to fuss about when we can now conclude with the full backing of Jeff Bezos that Knoxville is the third-most well read city in the country! PLUS: We downloaded the most Kindle books. Take that, New York City!

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