Booksellers

Bookstores (per 10,000 population)


These three variables were used to determine a total score and consequent ranking:
1. Number of retail bookstores per 10,000 population
2. Number of rare and used bookstores per 10,000 population
3. Number of members of the American Booksellers Association per 10,000 population

Booksellers CITY RANK 2016
1.5 Seattle, WA 2
1.5 Minneapolis, MN 3
3 Cincinnati, OH 8
4 St. Paul, MN 9
5 San Francisco, CA 5
6 Portland, OR 7
7 St. Louis, MO 12
8 Pittsburgh, PA 6
9 Denver, CO 11
10 Buffalo, NY 45.5
11 Atlanta, GA 4
12 Lexington-Fayette, KY 19
13 Miami, FL 50
14 Albuquerque, NM 45.5
15 New Orleans, LA 25.5
16 Tucson, AZ 53
17 Durham, NC 15
18.5 Washington D.C. 1
18.5 Oakland, CA 30
20 Tampa, FL 51
21 Orlando, FL 27
22.5 Louisville/Jefferson Co., KY 40
22.5 Raleigh, NC 13
24 Cleveland, OH 21
25 Sacramento, CA 39
26 Greensboro, NC 38
27 Baltimore, MD 31
28.5 Omaha, NE 33.5
28.5 Anchorage, AK 54
30.5 Lincoln, NE 24
30.5 Las Vegas, NV 58
32 Tulsa, OK 25.5
33 Wichita, KS 60.5
34.5 Austin, TX 17
34.5 Irvine, CA 36
36 Colorado Springs, CO 20
37 Milwaukee, WI 47
38 San Diego, CA 32
39 Fort Wayne, IN 49
40 Columbus, OH 23
41 Kansas City, MO 16
42 Nashville-Davidson, TN 14
43 Philadelphia, PA 35
44 Newark, NJ 48
45.5 Boston, MA 10
45.5 Chicago, IL 22
47 Plano, TX 33.5
48 Dallas, TX 42
49 Virginia Beach, VA 43
50 Mesa, AZ 73
51 Indianapolis, IN 29
52 Memphis, TN 66.5
53 Riverside, CA 69
54 Houston, TX 70
55 Honolulu CDP, HI 18
56.5 St. Petersburg, FL 37
56.5 Aurora, CO 62
58 Charlotte, NC 44
59 Toledo, OH 56
60 Long Beach, CA 72
61 Corpus Christi, TX 77
62 Oklahoma City, OK 41
64 Fresno, CA 75
64 Jersey City, NJ 60.5
64 Arlington, TX 66.5
66 New York, NY 28
67 Jacksonville, FL 55
68 San Antonio, TX 76
69 Los Angeles, CA 68
70 Santa Ana, CA 59
71 Fort Worth, TX 64
72 Phoenix, AZ 65
73 Detroit, MI 57
74 Bakersfield, CA 81
75 Stockton, CA 79
76 El Paso, TX 80
77 Henderson, NV 71
78 San Jose, CA 52
79.5 Anaheim, CA 78
79.5 Chula Vista, CA 74
81 Chandler, AZ 63
82 Laredo, TX 82