Amazon Reveals Most Well-Read Cities in America

Sorry, Long Island, Amazon just doesn’t think you read enough.

One of the leading online retailers, and the company that brought you the Kindle, announced their list of the most well-read cities in America on Thursday.

And Long Island, and the rest of New York state for that matter is nowhere on the list.

Not only did New York’s biggest rival, the state of Massachusetts—who have the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots—make the Top 20, but they topped the list at No. 1.

Cambridge, Mass.—the home to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology—claimed the top spot, and are also known for ordering the most nonfiction books, according to the report.

The Seattle-based company compiled sales data from all book, magazine and newspaper sales since Jan. 1, 2011, in cities with more than 100,000 residents.

“In anticipation of the summer reading season–one of our favorite times to catch up on pleasure reading and unwind with the new titles being published this season–we’re excited to reveal the Most Well-Read City list,” Mari Malcolm, managing editor of books for Amazon.com, said in the report.

“We hope book lovers across the country enjoy this fun look at where the most voracious readers reside, and that everyone gets the chance to relax with some great summer reads.”

According to the data, Alexandria, VA came in at No. 2, and Berkeley, Calif. was third.

In one of the odd facts that came out of the study, Alexandria, was the city that ordered the most children books in the country.

The state that led the way with most cities in the Top 20 was Florida with Miami, Gainesville and Orlando making the list.

This is what the Top 20 list looks like:

1. Cambridge, Mass.

2. Alexandria, Va.

3. Berkeley, Calif.

4. Ann Arbor, Mich.

5. Boulder, Colo.

6. Miami

7. Salt Lake City

8. Gainesville, Fla.

9. Seattle

10. Arlington, Va.

11. Knoxville, Tenn.

12. Orlando, Fla.

13. Pittsburgh

14. Washington, D.C.

15. Bellevue, Wash.

16. Columbia, S.C.

17. St. Louis, Mo.

18. Cincinnati

19. Portland, Ore.

20. Atlanta

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