Cities with successful independent bookstores tend to have an entrepreneurial spirit that carries over into other industries.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) September 21, 2011
Livability.com, a website offering in-depth information about America’s best places to live has released a list of The Top 10 Cities for Book Lovers. The Livability.com editors researched more than 500 livable communities to find the top cities with thriving independent bookstores and a vibrant literary scene.
“Cities with successful independent bookstores tend to have an entrepreneurial spirit that carries over into other industries,” says Livability.com spokesperson John Hood. “You’ll also find that most of these cities are home to colleges and universities or major cultural institutions – adding to their livability factor.”
These cities’ affection for the written word goes beyond the bookstore shelves; they host literary festivals, have outstanding public library systems and offer numerous resources for local writers. Read more about the best cities for book lovers.
Top 10 Cities for Book Lovers
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
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