San Anselmo, Fairfax most well-read

Bay Area Residents Most Well-Read in California Amazon compiled its annual list of most well-read cities in America and two Bay Area cities are in the top 20. By ALEXANDER NGUYEN (Patch Staff) June 11, 2015 Two Bay Area cities are named in the Amazon.com’s annual list of the Most Well-Read Citities in America, making the region the most well-read in California. San Francisco was ranked No. 7 and San Jose was ranked No. 13, respectively, on Amazon’s list. The online book retailer said it based its rankings on sales data from April 2014 to April 2015. As for why San Anselmo-Fairfax was not named on the list, the Amazon said it only tracks data for cities with more than 500,000 residents. Amazon said it hopes the list will spur residents to start their summer readings. “Summer has just begun and we hope we can help readers discover their next favorite books and contribute to their cities’ well-read ranking,” Amazon’s editorial director Sara Nelson said. Amazon also found some interesting trends among the top-20 well-read cities: Washington, D.C. residents prefer the print book. California is for readers with three cities making the top 20 list this year: San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose. Las Vegas is for lovers — their residents purchased the most romance titles. Here’s the complete rankings: Seattle Portland, Ore. Las Vegas Tucson Washington, D.C. Austin, Texas San Francisco Albuquerque, N.M. Denver Louisville, Ky. Charlotte, N.C. Baltimore, Md. San Diego Houston Indianapolis San Jose, Calif. Jacksonville, Fla. San Antonio Nashville, Tenn. Chicago David Nolen Swaim Owner Tam Realty Inc DRE-1070789 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 415-710-5504 www.tamrealty.com

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