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Alexandria, Va., tops Amazon best-read cities list

Tuesday - 5/15/2012, 10:57am  ET

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Alexandria, Va. tops Amazon.com's list of best-read cities. (Thinkstock)

NEW YORK - Alexandria, Va., is having a love affair with books.

The historic suburb outside of Washington, D.C., tops Amazon.com's list of best-read cities per capita over the past year, based on sales of books, newspapers and magazines. Romance novels are especially popular in Alexandria, according to the online retailer, which released the list Tuesday.

The full list of best-read cities:

  • Cambridge, Mass.
  • Berkeley, Calif.
  • Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Boulder, Colo.
  • Miami, Fla.
  • Arlington, Va.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Salt Lake City

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