Best selling books of all time

Here’s a handy ranked list of the best selling (most popular) books ever written according to Wikipedia. We’ve made the list way more user friendly so you can search for terms and sort the columns by book title, author, publish date, or millions of copies sold.

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Book TitleAuthorsCopies (M)Pub Date
Holy BibleMultiple5,0001455
A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens2001859
The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint-Exupéry2001943
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneJ. K. Rowling1201997
And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie1001939
Dream of the Red ChamberCao Xueqin1001791
The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien1001937
The Tale of Peter RabbitBeatrix Potter451902
Jonathan Livingston SeagullRichard Bach441970
The Very Hungry CaterpillarEric Carle431969
A Message to GarciaElbert Hubbard401899
CosmosCarl Sagan401980
Flowers in the AtticV. C. Andrews401979
Sophie's WorldJostein Gaarder401991
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee401960
Angels & DemonsDan Brown392000
Kane and AbelJeffrey Archer371979
How the Steel Was TemperedNikolai Ostrovsky36.41932
War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy361869
The Adventures of PinocchioCarlo Collodi351881
The Diary of Anne FrankAnne Frank351947
Your Erroneous ZonesWayne Dyer351976
The Purpose Driven LifeRick Warren332002
The Thorn BirdsColleen McCullough331977
The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini31.52003
Valley of the DollsJacqueline Susann311966
Alcoholics Anonymous Big BookBill Wilson301939
Gone with the WindMargaret Mitchell301936
How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie301936
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell301949
RebeccaDaphne du Maurier301938
The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson302005
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald301925
The Lost SymbolDan Brown302009
The Revolt of Mamie StoverWilliam Bradford Huie301951
The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins292008
Who Moved My Cheese?Spencer Johnson291998
James and the Giant PeachRoald Dahl281961
The Young GuardAlexander Alexandrovich Fadeyev261945
A Brief History of TimeStephen Hawking251988
Lust for LifeIrving Stone251934
Paul et VirginieJacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre251788
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen R. Covey251989
The Wind in the WillowsKenneth Grahame251908
Virgin Soil UpturnedMikhail Sholokhov241935
The Celestine ProphecyJames Redfield231993
The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green232012
The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins 232015
The ShackWilliam P. Young22.52007
Catching FireSuzanne Collins212009
Love StoryErich Segal 211970
The GodfatherMario Puzo211969
Uncle StyopaSergey Mikhalkov211936
Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain201885
All Quiet on the Western FrontErich Maria Remarque 201929
Andromeda NebulaIvan Yefremov201957
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell201945
Autobiography of a YogiParamahansa Yogananda201946
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRoald Dahl 201964
DuneFrank Herbert201965
Fear of FlyingErica Jong201973
Gone GirlGillian Flynn 202012
JawsPeter Benchley201974
KitchenBanana Yoshimoto201988
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a RaftThor Heyerdahl201950
Love You ForeverRobert Munsch201986
MockingjaySuzanne Collins202010
Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen201813
The Bermuda TriangleCharles Berlitz201974
The Good Soldier ŠvejkJaroslav Hašek201923
The Happy Hooker: My Own StoryXaviera Hollander201971
The Naked ApeDesmond Morris 201968
The Power of Positive ThinkingNorman Vincent Peale201952
The SecretRhonda Byrne202006
The Secret Diary of Adrian MoleSue Townsend201982
The Women's RoomMarilyn French201977
Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe201958
What to Expect When You're ExpectingArlene Eisenberg and Heidi Murkoff201984
Where the Wild Things AreMaurice Sendak201963
Wolf TotemJiang Rong202004
The Little Girl at the WindowTetsuko Kuroyanagi181981
MatildaRoald Dahl171988
The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak162005
The Horse WhispererNicholas Evans161995
The Neverending StoryMichael Ende161979
Goodnight MoonMargaret Wise Brown161947
All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr 15.32014
Fifty Shades of GreyE. L. James15.22011
Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens152018
The Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruiz Zafón152001
Interpreter of MaladiesJhumpa Lahiri152000
Guess How Much I Love YouSam McBratney151994
The Pillars of the EarthKen Follett151989
PerfumePatrick Süskind151985
ShōgunJames Clavell151975
The OutsidersS. E. Hinton 151967
The Poky Little PuppyJanette Sebring Lowrey151942
The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck151939
BecomingMichelle Obama142018
Tuesdays with MorrieMitch Albom141997
Follow Your HeartSusanna Tamaro141994
Long Walk to FreedomNelson Mandela141994
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams141979
A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L'Engle141962
God's Little AcreErskine Caldwell141933
Life After LifeRaymond Moody131975
The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway131952
Peyton PlaceGrace Metalious12.11956
Me Before YouJojo Moyes122012
Norwegian WoodHaruki Murakami121987
No Longer HumanOsamu Dazai121948
The PlagueAlbert Camus121947
Man's Search for MeaningViktor Frankl121946
The Divine ComedyDante Alighieri11.51304
The Boy in the Striped PyjamasJohn Boyne112006
The ExorcistWilliam Peter Blatty111971
The ProphetKahlil Gibran111923
The GruffaloJulia Donaldson10.51999
The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss10.51957
Fifty Shades DarkerE. L. James10.42012
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a FuckMark Manson 102016
The HelpKathryn Stockett102009
Confucius from the HeartYu Dan102006
The Lovely BonesAlice Sebold102002
Life of PiYann Martel102001
The Dukan DietPierre Dukan102000
Angela's AshesFrank McCourt101996
Bridget Jones's DiaryHelen Fielding101996
Santa EvitaTomás Eloy Martínez101995
The GiverLois Lowry101993
Diana: Her True StoryAndrew Morton101992
Wild SwansJung Chang101992
Knowledge-value RevolutionTaichi Sakaiya101985
The GoalEliyahu M. Goldratt101984
The Robber's DaughterAstrid Lindgren101981
Problems in China's Socialist EconomyXue Muqiao101979
Eye of the NeedleKen Follett101978
The Total WomanMarabel Morgan101974
The Front RunnerPatricia Nell Warren101974
The Joy of SexAlex Comfort101972
What Color Is Your Parachute?Richard Nelson Bolles101970
The Gospel According to PeanutsRobert L. Short101965
Catch-22Joseph Heller101961
NightElie Wiesel101958
Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury101953
The StrangerAlbert Camus101942
The Story of My Experiments with TruthMohandas Karamchand Gandhi101925–1929

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