SF has 2d most bookstores per capita
However, in “overall” literacy — when you figure in educational attainment, internet and library resources, newspaper circulation, and periodical publications — SF ranks 7th, between St. Louis (!) and Atlanta (!).
Speaking of bookstores, the latest issue of n plus 1 has a piece about the death of Cody’s on Telegraph in Berkeley.
And driving along Cortland this morning, I noticed that Red Hill Books opens at 9:00 a.m. Isn’t one of your New Year’s resolutions to stop that impulse buying on Amazon.com and buy more locally? You know it’s good for you.