The 5 Best-Selling Books In History

By on April 6, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

There's something to be said about cracking open a good book. But what makes a book really good? Millions of people around the global have read the following books—making them the five best-selling tomes of all time.

Now what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself a copy—everybody else has, after all!

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#5: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

First published in 1997

Copies sold: 120 million

#4: The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

First published in 1943

Copies sold: 140 million

#3: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. Tolkien

First published in 1954

Copies sold: 150 million

#2: A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

First published in 1859

Copies sold: 200 million

#1: Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes

First published in 1605

Copies sold: 500 million

Articles Written by Caitlin St John
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