LiveScience lists the top 10 literate cities in the US and some bio-heavy cities have made the cut. Seattle is tied for first place with Minneapolis, Boston comes in eighth, and St. Louis is right behind in ninth place. The list was made by Central Connecticut State University president Jack Miller based on magazine, newspaper, and online news readership, book purchases and library data, and educational attainment.

 

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