|Last updated 6/11/2020.|
All-Time Top 100
While it would seemingly be an easy task to find a list of the top-selling books of all-time, there are multiple sources and varying estimates. By assembling a variety of sources (noted at the bottom of the page), here’s what I’ve come up with as the list of the best-selling books of all-time.
Note: with the exception of The Lord of the Rings (which was intended as one book, but published in three parts), series are not included. However, individual titles can make the list. For example, the Harry Potter series collectively sold 500 million copies, but is listed by individual titles since all 7 books made the list on their own accord.
There are also numerous cases of books, especially references and religious texts, where they have been reprinted and reproduced in multiple editions. The first year of publication is the one cited.
When multiple titles are estimated to have sold the same amount, the books are listed in order of which have the most overall points in my database.
Enough talk. Here are the results:
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