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The Best Selling Books of All Time

A list of the best selling books of all time, fiction and nonfiction best sellers. What are the best selling books of all time? Since religious and political books, such as The Holy Bible, are often given away for free, they have not been included on this list. These top selling books span multiple centuries, covering many genres and original languages. And if you think Harry Potter or Twilight top this list, think again, they're not even close. What books sell the most? That said, the most popular books are indeed novels, with the most popular published volumes going through multiple editions and reprints. What are the best selling books in history? A few nonfiction texts can also be found, but they are few and far between. If one enjoys reading, these are the best sellers of all bestsellers, as well as the answer to the question "what are the best selling books of all time?"

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  1. 1
    Charles Dickens More
    Copies Sold: 200 million
  2. 2
    J. R. R. Tolkien More
    Copies Sold: 150 million
  3. 3
    J. R. R. Tolkien More
    Copies Sold: 100 million
  4. 4
    Cao Xueqin More
    Copies Sold: 100 million
  5. 5
    Agatha Christie More
    Copies Sold: 100 million
  6. 6

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Copies Sold: 85 million
  7. 7
    H. Rider Haggard More
    Copies Sold: 83 million
  8. 8
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry More
    Copies Sold: 80 million
  9. 9
    Dan Brown More
    Copies Sold: 80 million
  10. 10
    J. D. Salinger More
    Copies Sold: 65 million
  11. 11
    Paulo Coelho More
    Copies Sold: 65 million
  12. 12
    Ellen G. White More
    Copies Sold: 60 million
  13. 13

    Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning

    Copies Sold: 50 million
  14. 14
    Benjamin Spock More
    Copies Sold: 50 million
  15. 15
    Lucy Maud Montgomery More
    Copies Sold: 50 million
  16. 16
    Anna Sewell More
    Copies Sold: 50 million
  17. 17
    Umberto Eco More
    Copies Sold: 50 million
  18. 18

    The Hite Report

    Copies Sold: 48 million
  19. 19
    E. B. White More
    Copies Sold: 45 million
  20. 20
    Beatrix Potter More
    Copies Sold: 45 million
  21. 21
    J. K. Rowling More
  22. 22
    Richard Bach More
    Copies Sold: 40 million
  23. 23

    A Message to Garcia

    Copies Sold: 40 million
  24. 24
    Dan Brown More
    Copies Sold: 39 million
  25. 25
    Nikolai Ostrovsky More
    Copies Sold: 36.4 million

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