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Mon April 29, 2013

5 Florida Cities Among Amazon's 'Most Well-Read'

In Florida, any book can be a beach read.
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You read it here first: Floridians buy a lot of books.

Last week, Amazon.com announced its third annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America. The unscientific ranking is based on per-capita book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle formats.

Whether buyers actually read all those tomes or just use them as doorstops is anyone's guess. Still, with five Florida cities in the top 20, we'd like to think some of those words have sunken in.

Here's the list:

  1. Alexandria, Va.
  2. Knoxville, Tenn.
  3. Miami, Fla.
  4. Cambridge, Mass.
  5. Orlando, Fla.
  6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  7. Berkeley, Calif.
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. Columbia, S.C.
  10. Pittsburgh, Penn.
  11. St. Louis, Mo.
  12. Salt Lake City, Utah
  13. Seattle, Wash.
  14. Vancouver, Wash.
  15. Gainesville
  16. Atlanta, Ga.
  17. Dayton, Ohio
  18. Richmond, Va.
  19. Clearwater
  20. Tallahassee

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