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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Subway Readers

What do subway readers read? The New York Times wondered and did a survey. In their article, "Reading Underground," they have anecdotes from interviews and a link to their subway readership survey results, the latter of which includes the top ten books, top ten magazines, and top ten newspapers.

Some routes, it seems, are suited to certain The New Yorker articles, because of the reading time. In this New York City-centric survey, the top three in each category are shown below. The magazine and newspaper categories are probably stable. The books will change frequently.

  • Magazines: The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and The Economist.
  • Newspapers: The New York Times, AM New York, and Metro
  • Books: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Infinite Jest, and The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao.



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