100 Best Selling Books of All-Time

Best Selling Books of All-Time
Don Quixote - 1st Best Selling Books of All-Time

It’s interesting to look back and see what books and book series have outsold the rest overtime. Release dates aren’t always the defining factor when it comes to overall sales, however the book that comes first on this list have been around since the 1600’s. This list doesn’t include books on religion or ideology like the Bible as the print figures for these books are unreliable or missing. Without further ado though lets get into the list.

100 Best Selling Books of All-Time

Rank Book Title Approximate Sales
1 Don Quixote 500 million
2 A Tale of Two Cities 200 million
3 The Little Prince 140 million
4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 107 million
5 The Hobbit 100 million
6 And Then There Were None 100 million
7 Dream of the Red Chamber 100 million
8 Alice in Wonderland 100 million
9 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 85 million
10 She: A History of Adventure 83 million
11 The Da Vinci Code 80 million
12 Think and Grow Rich 70 million
13 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 65 million
14 The Catcher in the Rye 65 million
15 The Bridges of Madison County 60 million
16 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 60 million
17 20,000 Leagues under the Sea 60 million
18 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 60 million
19 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 55 million
20 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 55 million
21 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 55 million
22 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 50 million
23 One Hundred Years of Solitude 50 million
24 Lolita 50 million
25 Heidi’s Years of Learning and Travel 50 million
26 The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care 50 million
27 Anne of Green Gables 50 million
28 Black Beauty 50 million
29 The Name of the Rose 50 million
30 The Eagle Has Landed 50 million
31 Watership Down 50 million
32 The Hite Report 50 million
33 Charlotte’s Web 50 million
34 The Ginger Man 50 million
35 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 50 million
36 The Mark of Zorro 50 million
37 The Tale of Peter Rabbit 45 million
38 The Odyssey 45 million
39 Jonathan Livingston Seagull 44 million
40 The Very Hungry Caterpillar 43 million
41 A Message to Garcia 40 million
42 Sophie’s World 40 million
43 Flowers in the Attic 40 million
44 To Kill a Mockingbird 40 million
45 Angels & Demons 39 million
46 Kane and Abel 37 million
47 The Late, Great Planet Earth 37 million
48 How the Steel Was Tempered 36.4 million
49 War and Peace 36 million
50 The Diary of Anne Frank 35 million
51 The Adventures of Pinocchio 35 million
52 You Can Heal Your Life 35 million
53 The Late, Great Planet Earth 35 million
54 The Thorn Birds 33 million
55 The Kite Runner 31.5 million
56 Valley of the Dolls 31 million
57 In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? 30 million
58 The Lost Symbol 30 million
59 Gone with the Wind 30 million
60 1984 30 million
61 The Purpose Driven Life 30 million
62 The Revolt of Mamie Stover 30 million
63 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 30 million
64 The Young Guard 26 million
65 Who Moved My Cheese? 26 million
66 The Great Gatsby 25 million
67 The Wind in the Willows 25 million
68 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 25 million
69 Virgin Soil Upturned 24 million
70 The Celestine Prophecy 23 million
71 The Hunger Games 23 million
72 The Shack 22 million
73 Uncle Styopa 21 million
74 The Godfather 21 million
75 Love Story 21 million
76 The Bermuda Triangle 20 million
77 Things Fall Apart 20 million
78 Animal Farm 20 million
79 Wolf Totem 20 million
80 The Happy Hooker: My Own Story 20 million
81 Jaws 20 million
82 Love You Forever 20 million
83 The Women’s Room 20 million
84 What to Expect When You’re Expecting 20 million
85 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 20 million
86 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 20 million
87 Pride and Prejudice 20 million
88 Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft 20 million
89 The Good Soldier Svejk 20 million
90 Where the Wild Things Are 20 million
91 The Power of Positive Thinking 20 million
92 The Secret 20 million
93 Fear of Flying 20 million
94 Dune 20 million
95 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 20 million
96 The Fault in Our Stars 18.5 million
97 The Little Girl at the Window 18 million
98 The Horse Whisperer 16 million
99 Goodnight Moon 16 million
100 The Neverending Story 16 million
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This list was put together using data gathered here.

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