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The Readingest Cities in America

The annual list of America's most literate cities was released last week, and once again, Seattle was named superior overall to all other cities (with populations over 250,000) in the U.S.

Seventy cities were included on the list, based on their ranks in six key indicators of literacy, including newspaper circulation; number of bookstores; educational attainment; and library, periodical publishing, and Internet resources.

seattle.jpg The Most Literate: Top Ten
1. Seattle
2. Minneapolis
3. Washington, DC and Atlanta (tie)
5. St. Paul
6. Pittsburgh
7. Cincinnati
8. Denver
9. San Francisco
10. Portland, OR

New York City, where The World Almanac is located, is nowhere near the top 10—we dropped almost 10 slots to 42nd place—which in part explains the non-word in the title of this post. Visit the site below to find out whether or not your city can read good.

America's Most Literate Cities

Flickr photo by bartberg

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