Culture The Best Selling Books of All Time

Jeff Moore
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In case you need a new read, here's a list of the best selling books of all time, including 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 of all time span multiple centuries, covering many genres (like horror and romance), writers, 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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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Mario Puzo
Copies Sold: 21 million
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Love Story is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Copies Sold: 21 million
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Wolf Totem is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Lü Jiamin
Copies Sold: 20 million
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The Happy Hooker: Her Own Stor... is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Copies Sold: 20 million
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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Peter Benchley
Copies Sold: 20 million
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Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Robert Munsch
Copies Sold: 20 million
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Sophie's World is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Jostein Gaarder
Copies Sold: 20 million
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The Women's Room is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Marilyn French
Copies Sold: 20 million
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What to Expect When You're Exp... is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Copies Sold: 20 million
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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Roald Dahl

Copies Sold: 20 million

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Maurice Sendak
Copies Sold: 19 million
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The Secret is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Rhonda Byrne
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Fear of Flying is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Erica Jong
Copies Sold: 18 million
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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Margaret Wise Brown
Copies Sold: 16 million
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Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Copies Sold: 15 million
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Sh?gun is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Copies Sold: 15 million
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The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Janette Sebring Lowrey
Copies Sold: 15 million
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The Pillars of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Ken Follett
Copies Sold: 15 million
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How to Win Friends and Influen... is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Dale Carnegie
Copies Sold: 15 million
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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Patrick Süskind
Copies Sold: 15 million
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The horse whisperer is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Gretel Ehrlich

Copies Sold: 16 million

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The Shadow of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Copies Sold: 15 million
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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confr... is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
William P. Young
Copies Sold: 15 million
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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
S. E. Hinton

Copies Sold: 15 million

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Selling Books of All Time
Douglas Adams

Copies Sold: 14 million