Booksellers

Top 10
Bookstores (per 10,000 population):

These three variables were used to determine a total score and consequent ranking:

Number of retail bookstores per 10,000 population
Number of rare and used bookstores per 10,000 population
Number of members of the American Booksellers Association per 10,000 population

Booksellers CITY FINAL RANK
1 Las Vegas, NV 13.5
2 Miami, FL 12
3 Cincinnati, OH 10
4 Atlanta, GA 4
5 San Francisco, CA 5
6 Virginia Beach, VA 29
7 Austin, TX 22
8 Tampa, FL 16
9 Albuquerque, NM 31
10 Minneapolis, MN 10
11 Denver, CO 3
12 Seattle, WA 2
13 Portland, OR 9
14 Cleveland, OH 20
15 Birmingham, AL 19
16 Washington DC 7
17 St. Louis, MO 17
18 Tuscon, AZ 28
19 Charlotte, NC 23
20 St. Paul, MN 11
21 Columbus, OH 24
22 Pittsburgh, PA 6
23 Omaha, NE 26
24 Louisville, KY 8
25 Oklahoma City, OK 30
26 Oakland, CA 44
27 Dallas, TX 36
28 Sacramento, CA 25
29 Houston, TX 49
30 Fort Worth, TX 35
31 Tulsa, OK 27
32 Wichita, KS 39
33 Colorado Springs, CO 15
34 Honolulu CDP, HI 34
35 Fresno, CA 56
36 Kansas City, MO 38
37 San Diego, CA 40.5
38 Mesa, AZ 50
39 Milwaukee, WI 42
40 Arlington, TX 46
41 Nashville-Davidson, TN 21
42 Norfolk, VA 32
43 Anaheim, CA 53
44 Boston, MA 13.5
45 Toledo, OH 54.5
46 Baltimore, MD 51
47 Indianapolis, IN 37
48 Corpus Christi, TX 48
49 San Antonio, TX 60
50 New Orleans, LA 40.5
51 Memphis, TN 58
52 Phoenix, AZ 43
53 Long Beach, CA 62
54 Buffalo, NY 33
55 Philadelphia, PA 48
56 Jacksonville, FL 57
57 Chicago, IL 45
58 San Jose, CA 52
59 El Paso, TX 64
60 Santa Ana, CA 59
61 Los Angeles, CA 54.5
62 Detroit, MI 61
63 Newark, NJ 18
64 New York City, NY 47
65 Arlington, TX 57
66 Detroit, MI 56
67 Stockton, CA 69
68 Newark, NJ 37
69 Santa Ana, CA 62