America's most 'well-read' cities are preoccupied with downsizing, decluttering

Each year, Dr. Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University riles up a nation of normally docile bookworms with his survey of America’s Most Literate Cities. The gold standard of rankings with a “which major city is the most down with printed matter?” theme, the CCSU rankings, which considers a number of criteria including newspaper circulation, number of local booksellers, library resources and education levels, are taken seriously by the cities that regularly appear on the list.