AbeBooks 2007 in Review Out of the millions of titles available on AbeBooks, a select few really stood out in 2007. We've listed the top 25 books in a variety of categories from the most expensive sold, to the bestselling signed copies. Have a browse through the AbeBooks Year in Review for insight into the booklover's zeitgeist - as well as some quality reading recommendations.

Most Expensive Books Sold

Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Einstein

Which book - at almost $25,000 - topped the list as the most expensive title sold on AbeBooks this year?

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Most Popular Author

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

With both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns selling strongly and making all our title lists, Khaled Hosseini's rise as an author continues.

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Top 25 Overall Bestselling Books

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone by JK Rowling
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone by JK Rowling
  4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  7. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  10. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  11. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
  13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  16. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston
  17. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  18. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  20. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  21. Night by Elie Wiesel
  22. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  23. The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  24. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  25. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Top 25 Bestselling Signed Books

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe King
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
The Highfield Mole by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee)

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  3. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  4. The Highfield Mole by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
  5. The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee)
  6. After Dark by Murakami Haruki
  7. The Yiddish Policemenís Union by Michael Chabon
  8. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  9. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
  10. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  11. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  12. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  13. A Long Way Gone by Ismael Beah
  14. Tough Guys Donít Dance by Norman Mailer
  15. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
  16. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Hamid Mohsin
  17. Lyraís Oxford by Philip Pullman
  18. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  19. The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
  20. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  21. My Life by Bill Clinton
  22. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  23. The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer
  24. Finn by Jon Clinch
  25. God's Architect by Rosemary Hill

Top 25 Bestselling Used Books

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  5. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  7. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  8. The Memory Keeperís Daughter by Kim Edwards
  9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  11. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  12. Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone by JK Rowling
  13. The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  14. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  15. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  16. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  18. The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  20. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  21. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  22. People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  23. For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  24. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  25. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Top 25 Bestselling Authors

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Double Cross by James Patterson
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

  1. JK Rowling
  2. Nora Roberts
  3. William Shakespeare
  4. James Patterson
  5. CS Lewis
  6. Stephen King
  7. Janet Evanovich
  8. Carolyn Keene
  9. Kurt Vonnegut
  10. Agatha Christie
  11. Ernest Hemingway
  12. Isaac Asimov
  13. John Steinbeck
  14. Edgar Rice Burroughs
  15. Cormac McCarthy
  16. Charles Dickens
  17. Mark Twain
  18. Terry Pratchett
  19. Dean Koontz
  20. Dr Seuss
  21. Georgette Heyer
  22. JRR Tolkien
  23. Enid Blyton
  24. George Orwell
  25. Robert B Parker