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The 21 Best-selling Books of All Time


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 55 million
A Barnes and Noble employee in Atlanta holds copies of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
A Barnes and Noble employee in Atlanta holds copies of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
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The fourth book in the series (2000) centers on the Tri-Wizard tournament, a friendly competition between representatives of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and two rival schools, and features Harry's first face-to-face meeting with a newly corporeal Voldemort. This series alone causes this list to skew heavily toward fantasy; the genre accounts for one third of the list.