Top 20 states and cities to move to, if you love reading

Country Bookshelf, Montana

Following up on post about the most least stressful cities to rent in, we are now listing the most booklovers friendly states and cities.

The list is based on Gabrielle van Welie’s article on RISMedia. Credit and kudos go to her.

Great list!

The top states are, according to Publishers Weekly, when measure by the number of bookstores per capita are:

  1. Montana
  2. Wyoming
  3. Vermont
  4. Alabama
  5. Tennessee
  6. Nebraska
  7. Arkansas
  8. Colorado
  9. Kansas
  10. Missouri
  11. Alaska
  12. Iowa
  13. Minnesota
  14. Washington, D.C.
  15. South Carolina
  16. Mississippi
  17. West Virginia
  18. Georgia
  19. Indiana
  20. North Carolina

Amazon also created their own rank, which according to Gabrielle’s article includes magazine and newspaper sales as well, but nevertheless, provides a good overview:

  1. Seattle, Washington
  2. Portland, Oregon
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Tucson, Arizona
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  10. San Diego, California
  11. Baltimore, Maryland
  12. Charlotte, North Carolina
  13. Louisville, Kentucky
  14. San Jose, California
  15. Houston, Texas
  16. Nashville, Tennesse
  17. Chicago, Illinois
  18. Indianapolis, Indiana
  19. Dallas, Texas
  20. San Antonio, Texas

The photo used in this post is courtesy of Country Bookshelf, Montana’s Largest Independent Bookstore

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