In the era of high technology, despite the frantic pace of life, people continue to devote time to reading books. Whether it is a print edition or its electronic version, the content remains the same. Access to a huge number of books on the Internet makes it easy to find the right literature, and also gives us the ability to track with sufficiently high accuracy with the help of search engines what are the preferences of modern readers, in particular, what is the most read book in the world at the moment. However, the result may surprise you! Introducing the top three most popular books in the world.
In the first place in our ranking of "The most read book in the world" is the Bible. Why does she take a leading position? For all its existence, it was printed in the amount of 6 billion copies! This means that there is one book for each person on the planet. It is worth noting the prevalence of religious beliefs based on the Bible. Let's not forget about the universality of this book. Scientists around the world have repeatedly confirmed the historical value of the Bible, its importance for science. Each of us should open the Bible at least once in their life, because it has not lost its relevance for thousands of years, and this makes us think about its true significance for humanity!
The second most widely read book in the world is a collection of quotations by Mao Zedong. The leader of the People's Republic of China showed himself as an outstanding person. He possessed incredible mental abilities and personality traits that enabled him for many years to successfully lead a huge country. His activities can be treated differently. It doesn't matter if you condemn the policy of Mao Zedong, or it is exemplary for you, the fact remains that the collection of quotations of the leader of the People’s Republic of China has spread around the world in the amount of more than 900 million copies.
The most widely read book in the world, which ranks third in our ranking, was written by the English writer J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the world famous trilogy "The Lord of the Rings", which became even more popular after the Oscar-winning adaptation of Peter Jackson in 2001-2003. Tolkien in his work created a special reality, which is reflected in the subculture of modern youth. This also had a positive effect on the book’s rating. In general, the travel trilogy of the brave hobbits was able to attract 100 million readers.
The most popular book in the world, as we now know, is the Bible. The intangible values contained in it - the experience and wisdom of humanity - enabled it to rise to the top of our ranking. The most read is not the most expensive book in the world. Although if you add up the cost of all publications, the amount will be impressive. But let's see what the cost of a book in terms of one copy is the highest today.
It should be noted here that the most valuable are books published in the Middle Ages, when typography just appeared, and the process of creating books cost a lot of money. Now these folios can compete at their price with the most expensive real estate in the world. For example, William Shakespeare's Comedies, Stories and Tragedies, published in 1623, were sold at Sotheby’s for $ 5, 100, 000! The most expensive book in the world at the moment is considered the book “The Leicester Codex” (Leonardo da Vinci), written in a mirror font. Bill Gates bought this edition for 24 million dollars.