Cincinnati Ranked in Top 25 Literate Cities in the Nation       

The annual study conducted by Central Connecticut State University of literacy ranked Cincinnati at number 12.  The survey looks at library resources, internet resources, the number of bookstores, periodical publishing resources, newspaper circulation and education levels..

Interestingly, the study has now expanded the definition of reading to include online book orders, e-book readers and page views on local newspaper websites.

The study's aim is to shift attention from school test scores on reading "to how much people are reading and where they're reading the most."  Of the 75 cities ranked, Washington DC came in first for the third year in a row.  Following behind them is Seattle, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Denver.