Since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002, I've often thought it was the best book city in the country. Better than New York. Better than Seattle or Minneapolis. We can boast the most outstanding independent bookstore in the nation, Politics & Prose. What's more, the Smithsonian, Library of Congress and Folger offer an outstanding array of programs. Each fall, there's the National Book Festival on the Mall.
And, what makes it all especially nice from a residents' point of view, is that D.C. is so compact, and the Metro so convenient, that all of the events offered up annually are easy to get to.
Now, in a story this morning, USA Today reports that an annual study finds Washington is America's most literate city.