Best Selling Books of All Time

Books! Said to be a best friend, besides dogs. Let there be the Internet and let there be the e-books, but a die-hard reader will always want a nice hard copy in his or her hand. The smell of the pages is just something different. And turning each page as you read is a feeling like nothing else in the world.

The Bible is said to be the most popular book on our planet. There have been over 6 billion copies of the Bible printer, and nearly 1 billion of the Quran. Exact sales figures of these religious books are not documented, for the simple reason that millions of their copies are distributed for free in various parts of the world. Here, we are going to take a look at the best selling books of all time.

Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Time

1. The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels 1847 German 500 million
2. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 1859 English 200 million
3. The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien 1955 English 150 million
4. The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien 1937 English 100 million
5. Dream of the Red Chamber Cao Xueqin 1759 Chinese 100 million
6. And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 1939 English 100 million
7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis 1950 English 85 million
8. She Rider Haggard 1887 English 83 million
9. Le Petit Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1943 French 80 million
10. The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown 2003 English 80 million

Best Selling Books of 2011

1. The Help Kathryn Stockett English
2. A Stolen Life: A Memoir Jaycee Dugard English
3. A Game of Thrones George Martin English
4. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins English
5. A Dance With Dragons George Martin English

I am sure many of you Harry Potter fans are wondering where you favorite books stands in all this. As we speak, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has sold close to 45 million copies. So, it will take a few years if and when it breaks into the top 10 best selling books of all time.

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