The Bestselling Books of All Time May Surprise You


When most people are asked what they think the bestselling books of all time are, they often refer to Harry Potter or another popular fantasy book series. However, the top five bestselling books are not fantasy at all. They are not even categorized as fiction. The¬†world’s bestselling books are religious books.

Bestselling Books

Top Bestseller: The Bible

According to multiple studies conducted in recent decades, the top best selling book of all time is the Bible. Annual sales total at least 20 million copies worldwide, and many religious organizations give away plenty of copies as well.

During the centuries of its existence, the Bible has also been translated into more than 2,000 languages.

Other Bestselling Religious Texts

The Quran, which is the holy text for the Islamic faith, also sells millions of copies every year. According to research, the Bible and the Quran account for more than 80% of religious text sales around the world. Muslims believe the Quran to be a divine revelation.

Another top-selling religious text is the Tripitaka, which is used by Mahayana Buddhists. It includes the Abhidharma, Vinaya and Sutras. In Buddhism, this collection of sacred texts is considered a source of divine authority.

In addition to the Quran, another important religious text for Muslims, the Hadith, is also a top seller. This book includes actions and sayings from the Prophet Muhammad and is considered a source of guidance on how to live a holy life. Many Muslims use the Hadith to help interpret the Quran.

Hinduism is another major world religion, and many Hindus use the Bhagavad Gita. They also refer to the Upanishads, Shastras and Sutras for advice on how to live.

All these religious texts are top-selling books as well. The Upanishads is one of the older texts, and it is believed to have been penned more than 2,200 years ago in India by Hindu scholars.

The Book of Mormon, which is a Christian book, is also a top selling book around the world.

Why Religious Books Remain Bestsellers

The world’s main religions are practiced by large groups of people all over the world. Because each generation passes on its teachings to the next, the religious texts maintain their relevance and importance.

In addition to the people who purchase these texts for their own use, others buy them as gifts, to satisfy their own curiosity or because they are interested in joining a religion.

Since these texts are tied to religions that continue through the centuries, it is likely that they will remain bestsellers in the future

Sophia Charlotte
Sophia Charlotte
Sophia Charlotte has been writing for many years. She does creative and informative work. She writes on different topics.

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