The state also had more cities on Amazon's list of the top 20 most well-read areas than any other.
Linguist David Crystal, author of "The Story of English in 100 Words," analyzes vocabulary from "shellacking" to "Twittersphere."
A dozen books a year? Some writers are accelerating the pace in this brave new world of e-books.
Broadway Books in Portland, Oregon, saved from shutting its doors when the owner's son tweeted a plea to help save it, is now celebrating its 20th birthday.
Quindlen Krovatin (who happens to be her son) chats with the author about the book and the history behind it.
All the books in the Harry Potter series will arrive in the Kindle lending library – free for Amazon Prime members – on June 19.