Pasadena is a good city for book lovers—no—make that the best city in the U.S. for book lovers.
By Garrett Rowlan
That is the verdict of a blog that encourages Little Free Libraries – and a little something else.
The blog posting is titled “2022 Best Cities for Book Lovers.” In the posting, blogger Sav Maive compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on access to public libraries, bookstores, Little Free Libraries, book clubs and events.
Pasadena was crowned the number one city for book lovers based on factors such as public libraries, website traffic, bookstores, free pop-up book stalls and events dedicated to reading.
The study results stated: “Three other cities within an hour’s drive from Pasadena made our top 20. Garden Grove (No. 8) placed third in the Books for Sale category. Torrance landed at No. 15 and Fullerton at No. 20. Both cities ranked high — sixth and seventh, respectively — in Books for Sale.”
The study can be found at this link.
Yes, that is correct. The study was initiated by Lawn Love, a lawn care service. The blog concludes with this statement: Share your love of reading with your community by setting up a Little Free Library in your front yard. You can attract more fellow bibliophiles to your Little Free Library by keeping your yard neat, healthy, and attractive, with help from Lawn Love’s lawn care and landscaping experts.
Hey – kudos are kudos!!
Pasadena has eight independent bookstores:
- Vroman’s Bookstore
- Century Books
- Book Alley
- The Battery Books & Music
- Whitmore Rare Books
- Alexandria II
- Comics Factory
- Collector’s Paradise
Visit as many as you can and try to support as you’re able this holiday season.
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