Apparently, Amazon releases a list of “the Most Well-Read Cities in America.” However, the ranking only combines physical and Kindle sales of books, magazines, and newspapers purchased from Amazon. I don’t doubt that Amazon sales are correlated with overall reading levels. But I suspect that by measuring reading in this way, Amazon conflates reading and wealth. It’s a bit disingenuous to suggest that reading doesn’t happen outside of Amazon’s basin. The Top Cities in American Where Amazon Sells the Most Stuff List doesn’t really have a nice ring to it. Overall, a nice bit of PR bait and I certainly bit the hook.