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Washington, DC is the Reading Capital of America

President Obama visits a Washington, DC bookstore with his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama - peoplewhowrite

President Obama visits a Washington, DC bookstore with his daughters

Washington, DC is usually in the news for politics or crime rates, but today there’s better news for America’s capital city. USA Today has released results from a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University president John Miller that ranks Washington, DC the most literate city in America, followed by Seattle, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh. Miller arrived at the list by compiling and comparing the number of bookstores in each city, respective library resources, newspaper circulation, access to Internet resources, and education levels. Here are the Top 10 most literate cities of 2012 — a useful list for writers planning book tours and related events:

1. Washington, D.C.

2. Seattle

3. Minneapolis

4. Pittsburgh

5. Denver

6. St. Paul

7. Boston

8. Atlanta

9. St. Louis

10. Portland, Ore.

Get the full list of 50 Most Literate Cities here.

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