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

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

With both On Chesil Beach and Atonement selling strongly and making all our title lists, Ian McEwan's had a great year on AbeBooks.

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Top 25 Overall Bestselling Books

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan
Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan
When the Feast is Finished by Brian Aldiss
A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells - Book 1: The Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  2. Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan
  3. Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan
  4. When the Feast is Finished by Brian Aldiss
  5. A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells - Book 1: The Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright
  6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  7. Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
  8. Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
  9. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  10. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  11. Make It Big!: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success by Frank McKinney
  12. Against the Law by Peter Wildeblood
  13. The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien
  14. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  15. The God Delusion by Richard by Dawkins
  16. Moscow & St. Petersburg by Masha Nordbye
  17. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
  18. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson
  19. Lost Girls by Alan Moore
  20. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  21. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  22. Does God Have a Future? by Christopher Hall
  23. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
  24. The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years by William Holladay
  25. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

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 Policemen’s 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 Don’t Dance by Norman Mailer
  15. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
  16. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Hamid Mohsin
  17. Lyra’s 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 Secondhand Books

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
Atonement by Ian McEwan
A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells - Book 1: The Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
  2. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  3. A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells - Book 1: The Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright
  4. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  5. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  6. Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan
  7. When the Feast is Finished by Brian Aldiss
  8. Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  10. Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
  11. Against the Law by Peter Wildeblood
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  13. Moscow & St. Petersburg by Masha Nordbye
  14. Make It Big!: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success by Frank McKinney
  15. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  16. Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
  17. A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells - Book 5: The Northern Fells by Alfred Wainwright
  18. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson
  19. Does God Have a Future?: A Debate on Divine Providence by Christopher Hall
  20. The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years: Prayerbook of a Cloud of Witnesses by William Holladay
  21. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
  22. Orientalism by Edward Said
  23. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  24. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  25. Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan

Top 30 Bestselling Authors

The Secret Island by Enid Blyton
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Very Good, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

  1. Enid Blyton
  2. Terry Pratchett
  3. William Shakespeare
  4. Agatha Christie
  5. PG Wodehouse
  6. Alfred Wainwright
  7. JK Rowling
  8. Brent Dyer-Elinor (Children's author)
  9. Georges Simenon
  10. Charles Dickens
  11. Alexander Kent (aka Douglas Reeman, a naval writer)
  12. Graham Greene
  13. Patrick O’Brian
  14. Nora Roberts
  15. Ian Fleming
  16. Betty Neels (Romance author)
  17. Anthony Trollope
  18. George Orwell
  19. Ngaio Marsh (Mystery author)
  20. John Buchan
  21. Rudyard Kipling
  22. Frank Richards (Creator of Billy Bunter)
  23. Ian McEwan
  24. Stephen King
  25. Dorothy Dunnett (Scottish historical fiction writer)
  26. Virginia Woolf
  27. CS Lewis
  28. Dorothy L Sayers
  29. Arthur Ransome
  30. Christine Feehan (Romance/Paranormal author)