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      Greatest Books
        Bestselling Books of All Time
    (As of: 01-Jan-1997)

    Although no one knows for certain how many books of any particular title have been sold, author Russell Ash compiles an all-time bestseller list in his book The Top 10 of Everything.

    Source: The Top 10 of Everything 2002

       
      Rank   Book
      1
    The Holy Bible
    by Anonymous
    First published c.1451-55. Approximate sales: more than 6 billion.
     
      2
    Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
    by Anonymous
    First published 1966. Approximate sales: 900,000,000.
     
      3
    The American Spelling Book
    by Anonymous
    First published 1783. Approximate sales: up to 100,000,000.
     
      5
    World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002
    by Ken Parks
    First published 1868. Approximate sales: 73,500,000.
     
      6
    Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression
    by Anonymous
    First published 1836. Approximate sales: 60,000,000.
     
      8
    A Message to Garcia
    by Anonymous
    First published 1899. Approximate sales: more than 40,000,000.
     
      9
    In His Steps, What Would Jesus Do
    by Anonymous
    First published 1896. Approximate sales: more than 30,000,000.
     
      10
    Valley of the Dolls
    by Anonymous
    First published 1966. Approximate sales: more than 30,000,000.
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