Top 10 US Cities for Book Lovers

The editors of, a website offering in-depth information about America’s best places to live, have researched more than 500 livable US communities to find the top cities with thriving independent bookstores, and compiled a list of The Top 10 US Cities for Book Lovers, and they are:

1. Portland, OR
2. Kansas City, MO
3. San Jose, CA
4. Charlottesville, VA
5. Iowa City, IA
6. Traverse City, MI
7. Pueblo, CO
8. Coral Gables, FL
9. Spokane, WA
10. Charlotte, NC

“Cities with successful independent bookstores tend to have an entrepreneurial spirit that carries over into other industries. You”ll also find that most of these cities are home to colleges and universities or major cultural institutions — adding to their livability factor,” said spokesperson John Hood.

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