Top 100 best selling books of all time
|1||Da Vinci Code,The||Brown, Dan|
|2||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows||Rowling, J.K.|
|3||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Rowling, J.K.|
|4||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Rowling, J.K.|
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According to Guinness World Records as of 1995, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time with an estimated 5 billion copies sold and distributed. Sales estimates for other printed religious texts include at least 800 million copies for the Qur'an and 190 million copies for the Book of Mormon.
The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible is the most read book in the world. In the past 50 years, the Bible has sold over 3.9 billion copies. It is the most recognizable and famous book that has ever been published.
With nearly 8 million ratings, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is the most popular book of all time on Goodreads and has sold over 120 million copies.
elephantine Remembrance of Things Past
The Guinness Book of World Records gives the honor to Marcel Proust's elephantine Remembrance of Things Past, weighing in at 9,609,000 characters (including spaces).
|Book title||Author||Word count|
|Les Misérables||Victor Hugo||545,925|
|Atlas Shrugged||Ayn Rand||645,000 (estimate by the publisher and by The New York Times and by the author herself quoting printer's word count)|
|Jean-Christophe||Romain Rolland||610,000 (estimated)|
|Jerusalem||Alan Moore||600,000 (estimated)|
guess which book also has 365 chapters and takes place in the time period directly after W&P? None other than Victor Hugo's classic Les Miserables! The novel is divided into five volumes, each volume divided into several books, and subdivided into chapters, for a total of 48 books and 365 chapters.
The thickest book published is 496 mm (19.5 in) and was achieved by Gyanjivandasji Swami (India) in Gujarat, India, on 2 February 2020. The book is entitled 'Shree Haricharitramrut Sagar' and is a biography of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan.