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And the Best-Read City in America Is…

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Amazon bases its rankings on the number of books, magazines, and newspapers bought

Alexandria has the best kind of pest problem—the Virginia town is inundated with bookworms. For the third year in the a row, the city has secured its spot at the top of Amazon’s list of the best-read cities in the United States.

Miami, Fla., and Knoxville, Tenn., came in second and third place, respectively.

The online retailer said the rankings were “determined by compiling sales data of 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.”

While Alexandria bought the most books overall, Cambridge, Mass., led the charge in the highest number of print books purchased, and Knoxville, Tenn., bought the most Kindle books.

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