CAVEAT: There Are NO Accurate Best Selling Books Lists
Looking for a list of the best selling books of all time?
You’re in the right place!
Sort of… 🤔
Why? Because full, reliable, updated data on book sales just doesn’t exist.
And certainly not if you go back in history.
That’s why, what you’ll find here today (as with any other list of best selling books) is a very imperfect, guesstimate at sales numbers and rankings of the best selling books of all time (based, in my case on this Wikipedia page).
And the fact is, that’s as close to an 80/20 on the best selling books of all time as you’re ever going to get.
So What Should I Read Next Instead?
If you’re here for ideas on what to read next I’d skip this list (as well as every other list of best selling books on the internet) and…
Start with one of these lists instead:
- 30+ Must Read Books EVERYONE Should Read;
- The 100+ Best Fiction Books of All Time; or
- The 100+ Best Nonfiction Books of All Time.
But if you’re just here for lols or you don’t mind if it’s not perfect or you’re just curious (like I was) as to how many of these books you have and haven’t read then browse away and enjoy this rough guide to…
The 101+ Best Selling Books of All Time
Of the 103 best selling books of all time on this list, 83 were fiction and 20 were nonfiction.
To make things a bit more structured, I’ve split these out into two lists:
Click above to jump to the relevant section or scroll on to get to the good stuff…
The 80+ Best Selling Books of Fiction
Below you’ll find my list of the 80+ best selling books of fiction of all time.
Want a more structured view? Check out this ranked list of the 100+ best fiction books of all time.
The 20 Best Selling Books of Nonfiction
Below you’ll find my list of the 80+ best selling books of nonfiction all time.
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