Let's get one thing straight: Amazon's opinion as to what makes a city "most literate" is how many books its residents buy from Amazon. So as long as you're comfortable with that type of grossly-slanted scale being applied to a city's supposed reading population we can move on to what has been deduced through the equation.
Namely that Cambridge, Mass. is the "most literate" city in America and Seattle is the 9th most literate.
The company tallied all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since January 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.
It found that academic hub Cambridge, Massachusetts, topped the list of cities that purchased the most reading material, as well as the most nonfiction books. Boulder, Colorado, purchased the most material in the Cooking, Food & Wine category. And Florida had the most cities in the general top 20.
Here's the full list.
In related news, the NFL has released a study that ranks the country's "smartest cities" based on what percentage of the population is into football and Green Bay, Wisc. somehow topped the list.