California and Texas may have been the states with the most bookstores in 2012, but the state with the most bookstores per capita was Montana. That was one of the findings of Publishing World's look at the health of bookselling around the country.
Publishing World collected figures on the number of bookstores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, a total that includes every branch of bookselling: chain stores, big-box stores, independents, and the Association of Christian Retailers’ CBA stores.
Wyoming and Vermont came in second and third in terms of bookstores per capita.
Courtesy of Dan Poytner & Para Publishing