Esta página lista os livros mais vendidos, tanto os volumes singulares quanto as séries literárias, de todos os tempos e em qualquer língua. "Mais vendidos" refere-se ao número estimado de cópias vendidas por cada livro, ao invés do número de livros impressos ou possuídos atualmente. Histórias em quadrinhos e livros didáticos não estão incluídos na lista. Os livros estão listados de acordo com a maior estimativa de vendas como relatado em fontes fiáveis e independentes. A lista é incompleta por excluir vários livros, como Dom Quixote, Um Conto de Duas Cidades, Os Três Mosqueteiros, Os Miseráveis, Orgulho e Preconceito, Alice no País das Maravilhas e Odisseia, que são comumente citados como "livros mais vendidos" mas que ainda assim não possuem números de vendas confiáveis.
De acordo com o Livro Guinness dos Recordes, a Bíblia é o livro mais vendido de todos os tempos com mais de 5 bilhões de cópias vendidas e distribuídas. Entretanto, o livro Citações do Presidente Mao Tsé-Tung, também conhecido como "O Livro Vermelho", possui cifras de vendas e distribuição diversas, com algumas fontes reivindicando mais de 6,5 bilhões de cópias impressas, e outras citando "mais de um bilhão" de cópias oficiais entre 1966 e 1969 apenas, além de "incontáveis reimpressões locais e traduções não-oficiais." O Alcorão também é amplamente divulgado como um dos livros mais vendidos e impressos de todos, com bilhões de cópias supostamente existentes. Cifras exatas de impressão para esses e outros livros são inexistentes ou não confiáveis, já que esses tipos de livros são publicados por editoras diferentes e não relacionadas, em alguns casos no decorrer de vários séculos. Todos os livros de natureza religiosa, ideológica, filosófica ou política foram excluídos desta lista por estas razões.
↑Publicado originalmente no Reino Unido como "Ten Little Niggers", ficou conhecido no Brasil como "O Caso dos Dez Negrinhos" ou "E Não Sobrou Nenhum", também tendo sido publicado na década de 1950 como "O Vingador Invisível"; enquanto em Portugal foi publicado como "Convite para a Morte" (1948) ou "As Dez Figuras Negras" (2003).
↑Publicado em Portugal como "À Espera no Centeio" ou "Uma Agulha num Palheiro".
↑Foi publicado primeiramente no Brasil como "Anne Shirley", em 1939 pela Companhia Editora Nacional, e posteriormente como "Anne de Green Gables", começando pela editora Martins Fontes em 2009. Em Portugal, foi publicado como "Anne e a sua aldeia", em 1972 pela editora Civilização.
↑Também publicado como "Diamante Negro", "O Cavalo Negro" e "O Cavalo Preto"
↑Traduzido literalmente em Portugal, onde foi publicado como O Padrinho. No Brasil, foi inicialmente publicado como O Chefão, mas devido ao sucesso da adaptação cinematográfica foi renomeado como O Poderoso Chefão.
↑Publicado em Portugal como "O Diário Secreto de Adrian Mole aos 13 anos e ¾"
↑Publicado em Portugal como O Sítio das Coisas Selvagens.
↑Publicado em Portugal como A História Interminável
↑Publicado em Portugal como Charlie e a Fábrica de Chocolate.
↑«Best selling book of non-fiction» (em inglês). Guinness World Records. Consultado em 26 de novembro de 2015. «Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion. [Apesar de ser impossível obter números exatos, não há dúvidas que a Bíblia é o livro mais vendido do mundo e o mais diversamente distribuído. Uma pesquisa da Bible Society concluiu que por volta de 2,5 bilhões de cópias foram impressas entre 1815 e 1975, mas estimativas mais recentes ponhem o número em mais de 5 bilhões.]»
↑David Mitchell (8 de maio de 2010). «David Mitchell on Historical Fiction» (em inglês). The Telegraph. Consultado em 27 de novembro de 2015. «Charles Dickens’ second stab at a historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities, has sold more than 200 milhões copies to date, making it the bestselling novel — in any genre — of all time... [O segundo romance histórico de Charles Dickens, Um Conto de Duas Cidades, vendeu mais de 200 milhões de cópias até hoje, tornando-se o romance mais vendido (de qualquer gênero) de todos os tempos.]»
↑The Lord of the Rings is considered by most people to be a single book, because it was written and planned by the author to be such. It is written in the preface to many editions that the book is sometimes 'erroneously' referred to as a trilogy, and goes on to state that it is one book in three volumes. Some people consider it to instead be a trilogy or series of three books, because it was originally published as a series of three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Lord of the Rings, Waterstones.com: This move by the publishing house was due largely to post-war paper shortages as well as to minimize the price of the first volume to aid sales.
Wagner, Vit. "Tolkien proves he's still the king", The Toronto Star, 16 April 2007: In subsequent printings the book has sometimes appeared as a single volume, and in at least one case was split into seven. The figure of 150 milhões is a 2007 estimate of copies of the full story sold, whether published as one volume, three, or some other configuration.
↑ abcdefghijEditors of Publications International, Ltd.; Helen Davies, Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, Steve Theunissen (14 de setembro de 2007). «21 Best-Selling Books of All Time». HowStuffWorks. Arquivado desde o original em 7 de abril de 2009. Consultado em 26 de novembro de 2015.A referência emprega parâmetros obsoletos (Ajuda)
↑Smashwords on She: "More than 100 milhões copies of the book have been sold up to date, in 44 different languages." (2013)
↑The Telegraphy on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: "This classic story has sold more than 85 milhões copies in 29 different languages since its publication in 1950." (3 April 2010)
↑San José Mercury News on The Da Vinci Code: "That earlier book has sold more than 80 milhões copies worldwide, was adapted into a movie and made hits out of Brown's previous novels, including "Angels & Demons," whose film version is now in theaters." (5 June 2009)
↑Forbes on Think and Grow Rich: "It has sold more than 70 milhões copies since its publication in 1937 and continues to sell robustly today." (March 2011)
↑AFP on The Alchemist: "Film mogul Harvey Weinstein on Sunday announced the screen adaptation of the novel, written 20 years ago and translated into 56 languages, with more than 65 milhões copies sold." (19 May 2008)
↑ABC Australia on Heidi: "Johanna Spyri's story has been translated into fifty languages and sold fifty milhões copies, but the marketing juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down - fat from it. Heidi now has her own theme park." (5 August 2002)
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↑Reuters on Anne of Green Gables: ""Anne of Green Gables" has sold more than 50 milhões copies and been translated into 20 languages, according to Penguin." (19 March 2008)
↑The Times on Black Beauty: "Fifty milhões copies of Black Beauty have been sold in the years since Anna Sewell's publisher paid her £20 for the story." (29 February 2008)
↑Daily Mail on The Hite Report: "Author of the groundbreaking 1976 Hite Report: A Nationwide Study Of Female Sexuality, Shere Hite has sold more than 50 milhões copies worldwide." (06 December 2007)
↑Pocono Record on Charlotte's Web: " It has sold over 50 milhões copies, been translated into 23 languages, and shown in three major movie versions." (06 July 2007)
↑Sunday World on The Ginger Man: "Donleavy, who lives near Mullingar, has previously rejected repeated attempts by Hollywood to make a film version of his book, which has sold 50 milhões copies worldwide and been translated into 18 languages." (5 August 2008)
↑The Sydney Morning Herald on The Bridges of Madison County: "It stayed on The New York Times' bestseller list for more than three years and has sold 50 milhões copies." (25 January 2014)
↑People on Flowers in the Attic: "Since the late 1970s, Andrews's Flowers novel has sold more than 40 milhões copies worldwide, has been translated into 22 languages and was banned by schools across the country – all while being passed from bunk to bunk at sleepaway camp." (17 January 2014)
↑Repubblica Italianoa on Le Avventure di pinocchio: "“The Adventures of Pinocchio” translated in more of 260 languages." (1 July 2001)
↑The New York Times on You Can Heal Your Life: "“You Can Heal Your Life” immediately landed on the New York Times best-seller list. More than 35 milhões copies are now in print around the world." (4 May 2008)
↑ABC News on The Late, Great Planet Earth: "Hal Lindsey's "The Late Great Planet Earth" was one of the best-selling nonfiction works of the 1970s, according to The New York Times, with publishers shipping out more than 35 milhões copies in 52 languages." (6 June 2006)
↑The Guardian on Kane and Abel: "Kane and Abel, first published in 1979, is Archer's bestselling novel – Pan says it has sold around 34m copies worldwide." (15 June 2009)
↑The Daily Mail on Gone with the Wind: "The book has sold more than 30 milhões copies in the decades since the publication of Margaret Mitchell's gripping tale of the Old South gasping its last breath, as the U.S. was torn apart by Civil War and its bitter aftermath." (4 April 2008)
↑Fox News on Het Achterhuis: "Thirty milhões copies of her diary have been sold, and it has been translated into 65 languages. " (29 March 2007)
↑ABC News on The Purpose-Driven Life: "His book, "The Purpose Driven Life," has been translated into 56 languages and has sold 30 milhões copies." (7 March 2007)
↑Wales Online on The Thorn Birds: "Her original novel, published in 1977 following a battle between two publishing houses that both wanted the manuscript, has sold around 30 milhões copies worldwide." (11 April 2009)]
↑The Columbus Dispatch on The Wind in the Willows: "More than 25 milhões copies of the book have been sold in 70 countries since 1908, according to the Copyrights Group, which is presently promoting a new edition." (4 May 2008)
↑The Philadelphia Inquirer on Nineteen Eighty-Four: "Nineteen Eighty-Four has sold 25 milhões copies, is still read in high school and college, and remains the best-known example of anti-utopian literature." (22 June 2009)
↑Forbes on Covey: "Stephen Covey will be remembered most as the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which sold over 25 milhões copies." (16 July 2012)
↑The Age on The Celestine Prophecy: "it has sold in the vicinity of 23 milhões copies since its publication in 1993" (22 March 2008
↑The Toronto Star on Mario Puzo: "According to the Official Mario Puzo Library website, the book sold 21 milhões copies in hardback and paper by 1997." (21 July 2007)
↑Playbill on Love Story: "Erich Segal's best-selling novel, which has sold 21 milhões copies worldwide in 33 languages[...]" (23 July 2010)
↑The Financial Times on Wolf Totem: "Since it first appeared in 2004, Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem has sold as many as 20 milhões copies." (15 March 2008)
↑The Philadelphia Inquirer on The Happy Hooker: "He said he found it fascinating that her book, which has sold 20 milhões copies to date, is still being picked up today." (26 June 2008)
↑The Times on Jaws: "Jaws stayed for 40 weeks in the bestseller charts of The New York Times, eventually selling 20 milhões copies [...]" (13 February 2006)
↑The Huntsville Forester on Love You Forever: "The children’s classic Love You Forever has sold over 20 milhões copies worldwide and is in its 65th printing." (29 October 2008)
↑CBC on The Women's Room: "It sold 20 milhões copies and was widely translated, despite poor reviews." (5 May 2009)
↑The Australian on What to Expect When You're Expecting: "What to Expect When You're Expecting, in its fourth edition, was first published in 1984 and has sold more than 20 milhões copies." (27 October 2010)
↑New York Times Upfront on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: "This year marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of Huckleberry Finn in the U.S., and the book is still selling—more than 20 milhões copies worldwide to date—and still generating controversy." (10 March 2010)
↑John J. Miller on Thor Heyerdahl on National Review Online on Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft: ""Our intention was to test the performance and quality of the Inca raft, its seaworthiness and loading capacity, and to ascertain whether the elements would really propel it across the sea to Polynesia with its crew still on board," he wrote in Kon-Tiki, a book that has sold 20 milhões copies." (April 19, 2002)
↑USA Today on Where the Wild Things are: "More than 20 milhões copies have been sold in 32 languages." (November 21, 2013)
↑The New York Times on The Power of Positive Thinking: "Ruth Stafford Peale, the author's widow (he died last Christmas Eve) feels that the book is as viable today as it was 20 milhões copies ago." (May 31, 1994)
↑The Salvation Army on The Shack: "Today, there are more than 20 milhões copies of The Shack in print, in 40 languages." (10 March 2012)
↑Belfast Telegraph on The Secret: "Publishers Simon & Schuster expect sales to be on a par with -- if not bigger than -- 'The Secret', which has so far notched up 20 milhões copies in 46 languages." (19 August 2010)
↑Washington Post on Fear of Flying : "It has been 40 years since “Fear” and its glamorous author landed like feminist blonde bombshells on American culture, selling 20 milhões copies here and abroad." (7 October 2013)
↑Macmillan on Dune: "Today the novel is more popular than ever, with new readers continually discovering it and telling their friends to pick up a copy. It has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold almost 20 milhões copies;"
↑ on The Fault in Our Stars: "There are 18.5 milhões copies in print worldwide"
↑OBITUARY: Michael Ende - People - News - The Independent on The Neverending Story: "Translated into 30 languages and selling over 16 milhões copies, it starts when 10-year-old Bastian, overweight and undervalued, decides he will read a fantastic book rather than endure another day's bullying at school." (Friday 01 September 1995)
↑CBS on Ken Follett: "But since it was published in 1989, "The Pillars of the Earth" has become an international sensation, selling 15 milhões copies worldwide." (7 October 2007)
↑The Financial Post on Dale Carnegie: "Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, the gold standard of the genre, has sold more than 15 milhões copies since it was first published in 1937." (5 April 2008)
↑The Patriot Ledger on Perfume: "Yet the scene, like the movie, is so daring, so challenging, you cannot help but respect Tykwer’s unerring desire to remain true to the source novel, a book that has sold 15 milhões copies and has been credited with inspiring Kurt Cobain to write the Nirvana classic ‘‘Scentless Apprentice.’’" (5 January 2007)
↑The Forres Gazette on The Horse Whisperer: "Mr Evans is the author of "The Horse Whisperer", which sold 15 milhões copies worldwide and was made into a Hollywood film in 1998 directed by and starring Robert Redford." (10 September 2008)
↑Irish Times on The Shadow of the Wind: "[...]his novel The Shadow of the Wind has sold more than 15 milhões copies worldwide, writes Arminta Wallace" (13 June 2009)
↑The International Herald Tribune on Follow Your Heart: "But Susanna Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart," the biggest selling Italiano postwar novel, with more than 14 milhões copies sold, according to its publisher, Baldini Castoldi, as it was known then, sold barely 25,000 copies in the United States." (3 August 2008)
↑The Wall Street Journal on A Wrinkle in Time: "Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ has sold 14 milhões copies since its publication in 1962." (16 April 2015)
↑Fox News on The Outsiders: "According to Viking, a division of Penguin Group USA, "The Outsiders" has sold more than 13 milhões copies and still sells more than 500,000 a year." (29 September 2007)
↑Associated Press on Norwegian Wood: "More than 10 milhões copies of the book have been sold in Japan alone, with 2.6 milhões more sold in another 33 languages." (2 September 2010)
↑The Toronto Star on Grace Metalious: "It sold 100,000 copies in its first month and went on to sell another 12 milhões copies, was made into a film and eventually into a prime-time television series that made the young Mia Farrow a star." (21 July 2007)
↑China View on La Peste: "Translated into 28 languages, the book has sold more than 12 milhões copies around the world." (9 April 2008)
↑The Standard on Chinua Achebe: "That Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, would sell about 11 milhões copies in about 45 languages?" (14 March 2008)
↑Joan Acocella (January 7, 2008). «Prophet Motive». The New Yorker. Consultado em May 21, 2014. «Since its publication, in 1923, “The Prophet” has sold more than nine milhões copies in its American edition alone.»
↑The Wall Street Journal on The Exorcist: "Back in the 1970s, those smaller, rack-sized paperbacks were the blockbusters of the business, led by such best sellers as William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist" (11 milhões copies sold); Peter Benchley's "Jaws" (more than nine milhões copies), and Sidney Sheldon's "The Other Side of Midnight" (six milhões copies plus)." (14 September 2007)
↑The Telegraph on The Gruffalo: "The Gruffalo has sold more than 10.5 milhões copies, been adapted for stage in both the West End and Broadway, and in 2009 was made into a 30-minute animated film" (3April 2010)
↑The Telegraph on Stephen Hawking: "Prof Hawking is the author of A Brief History of Time — which has sold 10 milhões copies — and is currently writing two books." (27 April 2007)
↑The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on The Cat in the Hat: "There are more than 10 milhões copies in print today in more than a dozen languages, including the Latin, "Cattus Petasatus."" (14 April 2007)
↑TVNZ on The Lovely Bones: "Published in 2002, Lovely Bones is the second novel by Alice Sebold, and has sold over 10 milhões copies worldwide, remaining on the New York Times hardback bestseller list for over a year." (5 May 2007)
↑The Telegraph on Wild Swans: "Selling more than 10 milhões copies and topping the "most borrowed historical biography" chart in British libraries year after year, it proved a publishing phenomenon" (21 July 2007)
↑Britannica on Santa Evita: "Martínez was best known as the author of two classics of Argentine and Latin American literature: La novela de Perón (1985, The Perón Novel, 1988) and Santa Evita (1995, Eng. trans., 1995); the latter was translated into 30 languages and sold more than 10 milhões copies." (22 November 2007)
↑The New York Times on Night: "Indeed, since it appeared in 1960, “Night” has sold an estimated 10 milhões copies — three milhões of them since Winfrey chose the book in January 2006 (and traveled with Wiesel to Auschwitz)." (20 January 2008)
↑The Times on The Kite Runner: "His first novel, The Kite Runner, sold 10 milhões copies." (11 April 2008)
↑ABC News on The Total Woman: "One of the first books to address the issue was Marabel Morgan's "The Total Woman," which sold more than 10 milhões copies to women of all religious persuasions, making it the best-selling nonfiction book of 1974." (15 April 2008)
↑U.S. News & World Report on What Color is Your Parachute: "Today, Parachute is one of the all-time bestselling careers books, with more than 10 milhões copies of 37 editions snapped up since 1970. " (1 October 2008)
↑The Toronto Star on The Dukan Diet: "The book has sold 10 milhões copies worldwide, but didn’t really make an impression on North America until [...]" (18 April 2011)
↑BBC Magazine on The Joy of Sex: "The Joy of Sex ended up selling more than 10 milhões copies around the world - more than five milhões in the United States alone, where it stayed in the New York Times best-seller list for a decade." (26 October 2011).
↑ on The Gospel according to Peanuts: "The Gospel according to Peanuts ended up selling more than 10 milhões copies around the world."
↑ on Life of Pi: "It was based on a popular novel by Yann Martel that has sold more than 10 milhões copies around the world."
↑New Trailer hits for 'The Giver' on The Giver: "The film is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 milhões copies worldwide."