Culture The Best Selling Book Series of all Time  

Jeff Moore
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A list of the best selling book series of all time. These series are the best sellers of all bestsellers. 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 book series 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 are the most popular book series of all time? What are the best selling books ever? The most famous books are indeed novels, with the most popular published volumes going through multiple editions and reprints. A few nonfiction texts can also be found, but they are few and far between. If one enjoys reading, these books are for you.
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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
JK Rowling
Copies Sold: 400 million

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
R. L. Stine
Copies Sold: 350 million

3
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Thomas M. Leitch
Copies Sold: 300 million

4
The Bears' Picnic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Choose Your Own Adventure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Copies Sold: 250 million

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Sweet Valley High is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Jamie Suzzane
Copies Sold: 250 million

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Noddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Enid Blyton
Copies Sold: 200 million

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Sonja Morris, Terry Munson
Copies Sold: 200 million

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The Railway Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Reverend W. Awdry, Christopher Awdry
Copies Sold: 200 million

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The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Ann M. Martin
Copies Sold: 172 million

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Star wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Andy Mangels
Copies Sold: 160 million

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Beatrix Potter
Copies Sold: 150 million

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Chicken Soup for the Soul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Copies Sold: 130 million

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Frank Merriwell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Copies Sold: 125 million

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Dirk Pitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Copies Sold: 120 million

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Musashi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Eiji Yoshikawa
Copies Sold: 120 million

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American Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Page Edwards
Copies Sold: 120 million

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The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Copies Sold: 120 million

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Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Norman Bridwell
Copies Sold: 110 million

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Stephenie Meyer
Copies Sold: 100 million

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Mr. Men is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Meredith Johnson
Copies Sold: 100 million

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Martine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Marcel Marlier
Copies Sold: 100 million

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Miffy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Dick Bruna
Copies Sold: 85 million

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Fear Street Sagas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
R. L. Stine
Copies Sold: 80 million

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OSS 117 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Book Series of all Time
Copies Sold: 75 million