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Amazon says Portland among top best-read cities in the nation

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland is No. 2 on a list of the top 20 most well-read cities in the nation compiled by Amazon.com. Seattle was No. 1 on the list.Portland is the second most well-read city in the nation, so says Amazon.com, Seattle’s mega-online marketplace.

But we already knew that, right?

Amazon released its list of the best-read 20 cities in the nation this week. www.Amazon.com determined the rankings by compiling sales data from cities with more than 500,000 residents on a per capita basis, including purchases of all books, magazines and newspapers in both Kindle and print format from April 2015 to April 2016.

Topping the list, for the second year in a row, was Seattle. Portland is No. 2.

The remaining top 20 most well-read cities were:

• Washington, D.C.

• San Francisco

• Austin

• Las Vegas

• Tucson

• Denver

• Albuquerque

• San Diego

• Baltimore

• Charlotte, N.C.

• Louisville, Ky.

• San Jose, Calif.

• Houston

• Nashville

• Chicago

• Indianapolis

• Dallas

• San Antonio

One tidbit from Amazon’s survey: “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, was the top-selling Kindle and print title in five of the top 10 cities: Portland, Austin, Tucson, Albuquerque and San Diego.