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Minneapolis Unseats D.C. as America's 'Most Literate City'

Minnesota author Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books - peoplewhowrite

Minnesota author Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books has been named among the Top 7 bookstores in the Twin Cities.

Writers, make sure Minneapolis is on your next book tour itinerary. According to a recent study by Central Connecticut State University president Dr. John Miller, the larger of the twin cities was America’s most literate in 2013, with D.C., which topped 2012’s most literate list, falling to number 2. Rounding out the Top 10 are Seattle, St. Paul, Minn., Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Denver, San Francisco, Boston, and St. Louis, MO.

USA Today explains, the study “measures ‘citizens’ use of literacy’ through criteria including local bookstores, educational levels, Internet and library resources, and newspaper circulation”. Get the full list of 77 most literate American cities here.

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