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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. 26
    Leo Tolstoy More
    Copies Sold: 36.0 million
  2. 27
    Jan Carr More
    Copies Sold: 35 million
  3. 28
    Louise Hay More
    Copies Sold: 35 million
  4. 29
    Jeffrey Archer More
    Copies Sold: 34 million
  5. 30
    Anne Frank More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  6. 31

    In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?

    Copies Sold: 30 million
  7. 32
    Harper Lee More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  8. 33
    Jacqueline Susann More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  9. 34
    Margaret Mitchell More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  10. 35
    Gabriel García Márquez More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  11. 36
    Rick Warren More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  12. 37
    Colleen McCullough More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  13. 38
    Napoleon Hill More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  14. 39
    William Bradford Huie More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  15. 40
    Stieg Larsson More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  16. 41
    Eric Carle More
    Copies Sold: 30 million
  17. 42

    The Late, Great Planet Earth

    Copies Sold: 28 million
  18. 43
    Spencer Johnson More
    Copies Sold: 26 million
  19. 44
    Kenneth Grahame More
    Copies Sold: 25 million
  20. 45
    George Orwell More
    Copies Sold: 25 million
  21. 46
    James Redfield More
    Copies Sold: 23 million
  22. 47
    Mario Puzo More
    Copies Sold: 21 million
  23. 48
    Copies Sold: 21 million
  24. 49
    Lü Jiamin More
    Copies Sold: 20 million
  25. 50

    The Happy Hooker: Her Own Story

    Copies Sold: 20 million

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