Seattle-Buys-BooksSeattle is the place where books are most enthusiastically supported, as this graphic shows: 68% above the national average. New York is 31% below average. In our defense I would like to point out that we are also 33% below the national average in our home alcohol purchasing (we’re probably all hanging out in bars that are too dark to read in).

This graphic was sent by Book Patrol, who give a link to the fascinating New York Times story which shows city rankings for all sorts of products.