The most sold book of all time is a hotly contested title, but the 20 best-selling books of all time are undeniable classics. At the top of the list is the seventh installment of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This book has sold an estimated 500 million copies since its release in 2007, making it the best-selling book of all time.
The Harry Potter series is well-represented on the list, with four other books from the series making the top 20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince all make the list.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is the second best-selling book of all time, with an estimated 250 million copies sold since its publication in 1951. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is the third best-selling book of all time, with an estimated 200 million copies sold since its publication in 1988.
Other books on the list include A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. All of these books have sold millions of copies and have been beloved by readers for generations.
The best-selling books of all time have been enjoyed by readers around the world and will continue to be read for years to come. Whether you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series or a lover of classic literature, these books are sure to provide hours of entertainment.