bestsellers The Best Selling Books of All Time

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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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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Jaws Peter Benchley - Copies Sold: 20 million

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Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Love You Forever Robert Munsch - Copies Sold: 20 million

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Sophie's World is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder - Copies Sold: 20 million

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The Women's Room is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Women's Room Marilyn French - Copies Sold: 20 million

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What to Expect When You're Exp... is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
What to Expect When You're Expecting Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel - Copies Sold: 20 million

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak - Copies Sold: 19 million

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The Secret is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Secret Rhonda Byrne

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Fear of Flying is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Fear of Flying Erica Jong - Copies Sold: 18 million

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown - Copies Sold: 16 million

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Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Guess How Much I Love You Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Seven Habits of Highly Eff... is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time

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Sh?gun is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Sh?gun Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey - Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Pillars of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett - Copies Sold: 15 million

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How to Win Friends and Influen... is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie - Copies Sold: 15 million

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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Perfume Patrick Süskind - Copies Sold: 15 million

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The horse whisperer is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The horse whisperer Gretel Ehrlich - Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Shadow of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confr... is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity William P. Young - Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time

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Tuesdays With Morrie is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Tuesdays With Morrie Mitch Albom - Copies Sold: 14 million

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God's Little Acre is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
God's Little Acre Erskine Caldwell - Copies Sold: 14 million

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Follow your heart is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Follow your heart Susanna Tamaro - Copies Sold: 14 million

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton - Copies Sold: 13 million

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl - Copies Sold: 13 million

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Norwegian Wood is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami - Copies Sold: 12 million

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Peyton Place is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Peyton Place Grace Metalious - Copies Sold: 12 million

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Dune is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Dune Frank Herbert - Copies Sold: 12 million

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The Plague is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Plague Albert Camus - Copies Sold: 12 million

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No Longer Human is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
No Longer Human Osamu Dazai - Copies Sold: 12 million

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The Naked Ape is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Naked Ape Desmond Morris - Copies Sold: 12 million

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The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller - Copies Sold: 12 million

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The Divine Comedy is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri - Copies Sold: 11-12 million

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Things Fall Apart is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe - Copies Sold: 11 million

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The Prophet is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Prophet Khalil Gibran - Copies Sold: 11 million

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Exorcist William Peter Blatty - Copies Sold: 11 million

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The Gruffalo is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson - Copies Sold: 10.5 million

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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Catch-22 Joseph Heller - Copies Sold: 10 million

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Eye of the Needle is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Eye of the Needle Ken Follett - Copies Sold: 10 million

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A Brief History of Time is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking - Copies Sold: 10 million

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss - Copies Sold: 10 million

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold - Copies Sold: 10 million

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Wild Swans is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Wild Swans Jung Chang - Copies Sold: 10 million

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Santa Evita is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Santa Evita Tomás Eloy Martínez, Tomás Eloy Martínez - Copies Sold: 10 million

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Night is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Night Elie Wiesel - Copies Sold: 10 million

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The Kite Runner is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini - Copies Sold: 10 million

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Yu Dan's gain from the Analect... is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Yu Dan's gain from the Analects Copies Sold: 10 million

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The total woman is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
The Total Woman Marabel Morgan - Copies Sold: 10 million

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Knowledge-value Revolution is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Knowledge-value Revolution Copies Sold: 10 million

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Problems in China's Socialist ... is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Problems in China's Socialist Economy Copies Sold: 10 million