With summer reading season just around the corner, Amazon.com released its list of the most well-read cities in America. The lists is based on book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and digital format since Jan 1, 2011. Among the cities listed, Salt Lake made the cut in the top 10 cities. "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," said Mari Malcolm, managing editor of Books at Amazon.com.
This northern Virginia city is one of two from its state. Many government offices are based there, including The Pentagon and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The Washington port city also made the list of "America's Most Literate Cities" from Central Connecticut State University in 2010. The University of Washington resides within the city.
Gainesville has the University of Florida which is one of the largest universities in the United States. It numbers among the other three Florida cities on Amazon's list.
Salt Lake County boasts more than 20 libraries, with six in the city limits. The University of Utah sits in the hills of the city. Several companies in Salt Lake have launched literacy programs, including Deseret Media Companies and PBS affiliate KUED 7.
Florida has the most cities in Amazon's list, though only two made the top ten.
According to Amazon, this city ordered the most books from the Cooking, Food and Wine category. Many science institutes dot the map of Boulder.
The sixth-largest city in Michigan is part of the metropolitan area of Detroit is home to many automotive industry employees and The University of Michigan.
This city in the San Francisco Bay is home of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, along with a vast readership.
This city on the bank of the Potomac River also tops the chart for most orders for children's books.
The city home to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology also boasts the most nonfiction books ordered.