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This page lists the best selling books in the world, both single volumes and literary series, of all time and in any language. Bestselling refers to the estimated number of copies sold for each book, rather than the number of books currently printed or owned. Comic books and textbooks are not included in the list. Books are listed according to the highest sales estimate as reported in reliable and independent sources.

Religious books, especially the Quran and the Gospel, are probably the most widely published books, but it's almost impossible to find reliable figures for their sales. Many of the many published books have been lost or published by independent or inauthentic publishers, and many copies of the Qur'an and the published Bible have been given free of charge to the public instead of sales. Similarly, many political books, including Mao Zedong and Adolf Hitler. That's why we can not guess what the number of such books was and how much they were selling. For these reasons, these books have been removed from the list below.

The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story novel by JRR Tolkien. Published in three volumes in 1954 and 1955, each volume consisted of two books. This story was written from 1937 to 1949 and became one of the most popular 20th century literary works and was translated into 38 languages.
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) is a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry published in 1943. This novel in French has been translated into more than 300 languages ​​and dialects, and has sold over 140 million copies to date.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel of the series Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter, a young wizard. This book consists of 17 chapters that describe how Harry learned that he was a witch, made close friends and enemies in the Hogwarts School, and with the help of his friends blocked the return of the evil witch Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents and tried to kill Harry when he was one year old.
The Hobbit is a book of fantasy novels written by JRR Tolkien with a storyline like a fairy tale. This book was first published in England on September 21, 1937.
And Then There Were None (United States), Ten Little Nigger in the UK, The Case of the Ten little Indian boys or And Then There Were None in Brazil and Invitation to Death (1948) or The Ten Figures Black (2003) in Portugal is a detective novel of Agatha Christie, published in 1939.
The Dream of the Red Chamber is a masterpiece of Chinese literature and one of the Four Great Classical Novels from China. The book was written in the mid- eighteenth century, during the Qing Dynasty, and has its authorship attributed to Cao Xueqin. This work is recognized as the highest point of the classic Chinese novels.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Alice in Wonderland (1865) is a fictional story written by a British writer, Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland includes classic English literature and is one of the works that has been widely known in the world, especially in children's stories. Alice in Wonderland tells the story of girls who are lost in a magical world filled with strange creatures through a rabbit hole.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis. This book was written in 1950 and has a nuance around 1940. This book was the first to be written from the seven series The Chronicles of Narnia. Although this book is the first time written, but in chronology this book is the second book after Witch's Nephew.
She: A History of Adventure is a fantastic adventurous novel by Henry Rider Haggard, first published in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. In reprints it was extraordinarily popular at the time and remained one of the classics of imagination literature.
Le Avventure di Pinocchio or The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a fiction story written by author Carlo Collodi from Italy. Le avventure in Pinocchio includes classic Italian literature and is one of the best works that has been widely known in the world, especially in children's stories.

11. Vardi Wala Gunda

Vardi Wala Gunda is Ved Prakash Sharma's most successful thriller novel. The publisher has sold nearly 8 crore copies of this novel. One of the most popular thriller novels in the world, this novel has the status of CLASSIC.
The Da Vinci Code is a mystery novel written by Dan Brown and published for the first time by Random House in 2003 (ISBN 0-385-50420-9). It has become world best seller, with more than 80 million copies sold and translated into 44 languages.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book is the second book of the seven series of Harry Potter novels. In Indonesia, this book was released in November 2000, while the original version was in English on July 2, 1998 in United Kingdom and June 2, 1999 in the United States. Films based on this novel were released in November 2002.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book of the Harry Potter novel series by JK Rowling. This book was launched in March 2001 in Indonesia. This book was first launched in English on July 8, 1999 in the United Kingdom, while in the United States on September 8, 1999.

15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

19. The Alchemist

20. The Catcher in the Rye

21. Think and Grow Rich

22. The Bridges of Madison County

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, in which the main character is fiction detective Sherlock Holmes. This book was banned by the Soviet Union in 1929 because it was accused of spreading black magic, although there was actually no evidence to corroborate this opinion. Therefore, a few years later the ban was revoked.

24. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

25. The Purpose Driven Life

26. You Can Heal Your Life

27. Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

28. Lolita

29. Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre (Heidi's Years of Learning and Travel)

30. The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

31. Anne of Green Gables

32. Black Beauty

33. Il Nome della Rosa (The Name of the Rose)

34. The Eagle Has Landed

35. Watership Down

36. The Hite Report

37. Charlotte's Web

38. The Ginger Man

39. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

The Curse of Capistrano is a novel by Johnston McCulley written in 1919. It is the first appearance of the character of The Zorro.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first series of children's books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and perhaps her best known work. This book was written as just personal pleasure, but it was his friend who encouraged him to publish it. The Tale of Peter Rabbit has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

42. The Odyssey

43. Jonathan Livingston Seagull

44. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

45. A Message to Garcia

46. Sofies verden (Sophie's World)

47. Flowers in the Attic

48. To Kill a Mockingbird

49. Angels & Demons

50. Kane and Abel

51. Как закалялась сталь (Kak zakalyalas' stal'; How the Steel Was Tempered)

52. Война и мир (Voyna i mir; War and Peace)

53. Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl, The Diary of Anne Frank)

54. Your Erroneous Zones

55. The Thorn Birds

56. The Kite Runner

57. Valley of the Dolls

58. The Lost Symbol

Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer and journalist Margaret Mitchell. First published June 30, 1936 by Macmillan Publishers, the book was generally received with positive reviews by critics, winning the Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award in the year following its release. It sold around thirty million copies worldwide, has been translated into more than thirty languages ​​and is also available in braille and audio format.

60. Nineteen Eighty-Four

61. The Revolt of Mamie Stover

The girl with the dragon tattoo is a detective novel, the first book from the trilogy Millennium of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. The novel was awarded the Glass Key Award in 2006, the Boeke Prize in 2008, the Galaxy British Book Awards in 2009 and the Anthony Award. Posthumously, Larsson received the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award.
The Hunger Games is the first book of the homonymous trilogy written by the American author Suzanne Collins. Publisher Scholastic Press published it on 14 September 2008. After being distributed around the world, it sold more than twenty million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. In addition, an audiobook narrated by actress Carolyn McCormick was also released.

64. Молодая гвардия (Molodaya Gvardiya; The Young Guard)

65. Who Moved My Cheese?

The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American author. First published on April 10, 1925, this story is set in New York City and Long Island during the summer of 1922. The Great Gatsby was not very popular at the start of printing, selling just under 25,000 copies for the remaining 15 years of Fitzgerald's life.

67. The Wind in the Willows

68. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

69. Поднятая целина (Podnyataya Tselina; Virgin Soil Upturned)

70. The Celestine Prophecy

71. The Fault in Our Stars

72. The Shack

73. Дядя Степа (Dyadya Styopa; Uncle Styopa)

The Godfather by Mario Puzo from the year 1969 is with over 21 million copies sold one of the most successful novels of the trivial literature. He describes the history of fictional, from the Sicilian town of Corleone coming New York Mafia family Corleone and was completed in three feature films and several sequels.

75. Love Story

76. Catching Fire

77. Mockingjay

78. Gone Girl

79. The Girl on the Train

80. All Quiet on the Western Front

The Bermuda Triangle. The book contributed greatly to popularize the idea that the Bermuda Triangle is an area of ​​the Atlantic Ocean particularly prone to make ships and planes disappear. Over the years the book managed to sell some 20 million copies, several of which corresponded to the editions translated into some 30 languages.

82. Things Fall Apart

83. Animal Farm

84. 狼图腾 (Wolf Totem)

85. The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

86. Jaws

Jaws is a novel by Peter Benchley published in 1974. It tells the story of the attacks of a huge white shark on the bathers of a small and tourist coastal town and the attempts of Three men for hunting him.

87. Love You Forever

88. The Women's Room

89. What to Expect When You're Expecting

90. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

91. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

92. Pride and Prejudice

93. Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft

94. Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války (The Good Soldier Švejk)

95. Where the Wild Things Are

96. The Power of Positive Thinking

97. The Secret

98. Fear of Flying

99. Dune

100. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

101. The Naked Ape

102. 窓ぎわのトットちゃん (Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window)

103. The Horse Whisperer

104. Goodnight Moon

105. Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story)

106. The Outsiders

107. Guess How Much I Love You

108. Shōgun

109. The Poky Little Puppy

110. The Pillars of the Earth

111. How to Win Friends and Influence People

112. Das Parfum (Perfume)

113. The Grapes of Wrath

114. La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind)

115. Interpreter of Maladies

116. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

117. Tuesdays with Morrie

118. God's Little Acre

119. Va' dove ti porta il cuore (Follow Your Heart)

120. A Wrinkle in Time

121. Long Walk to Freedom

122. The Old Man and the Sea

123. Life After Life

124. Me Before You

125. ノルウェイの森 (Noruwei no Mori; Norwegian Wood)

126. Peyton Place

127. La Peste (The Plague)

128. 人間失格 (Ningen Shikkaku; No Longer Human)

129. Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager (Man's Search for Meaning)

130. Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy)

131. The Prophet

132. The Exorcist

133. The Gruffalo

134. The Cat in the Hat

135. Diana: Her True Story

136. The Help

137. Catch-22

138. L'Étranger (The Stranger (Camus novel))

139. Eye of the Needle

140. A Brief History of Time

141. The Lovely Bones

142. Wild Swans

143. Santa Evita

144. Un di Velt Hot Geshvign (Night)

145. 于丹《论语》心得 (Confucius from the Heart)

146. The Total Woman

147. 知価革命 (Knowledge-value Revolution)

148. 中国社会主义经济问题研究 (Problems in China's Socialist Economy)

149. What Color is Your Parachute?

150. The Dukan Diet

151. The Joy of Sex

152. The Gospel According to Peanuts

153. Life of Pi

154. The Giver

155. The Front Runner

156. The Goal

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