Seattle: The Book Buying Capital of America December 15, 2014 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Reading / Literacy – Tags: Seattle
The results are in and Seattle takes the cake when it comes to buying books.
For her New York Time Opinion Piece, What People Buy and Where, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett utilized the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey to track differences among cities in household spending in various categories from 2007 to 2012.
In the book category Seattle ran away from the field by spending a whopping 68% more than the national average on books!
Full disclosure: I live here and I buy a lot of books 🙂