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What are the top 10 most printed books of all time?

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What are the top 10 most printed books of all time? And where does the book "alcoholics anonymous" place on that list?

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The book Alcoholics Anonymous is not in the top ten books of all time. Those books are:

  1. The Bible, ~5 to 6 billion
  2. Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, Mao Zedong, 900 million
  3. The Qur'an, 800 million
  4. Xinhua Zidian, 400 million
  5. Book of Common Prayer, Thomas Cranmer, unknown
  6. Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan, unknown
  7. Foxe's Book of Martyrs, John Foxe, unknown
  8. Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, Jr., 120 million
  9. Harry Potter Book 1, J.K. Rowling, 107 million
  10. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie, 100 million


There is a slightly different top ten here (but it also does not include AA):

There is another top ten list here (again, it doesn't include AA):

Only about 22 million copies of AA have been sold, according to this press release:

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more information.

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