Once again Cincinnati has been rated by Central Connecticut State University as a highly literate city.  The ninth place ranking is attributable to the combination of local library resources, number of bookstores, Internet resources and educational attainment.  The study speculates that the combination of Fortune 500 companies, the thriving arts community and density of colleges and universities and hospitals all create a core population that values books and the written word.

Reading in CincinnatiDid you know that Cincinnati is tied for third nationally for the number of booksellers per 10,000 residents?  Plus, the Hamilton county voters showed their belief in the value of books when they supported the tax levy to maintain services at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county. Both of these statistics add to Cincinnati's clout.

Seattle, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and Boston all ranked ahead of Cincinnati.