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Oprah Winfrey Closes Her TV Book Club

To commemorate the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show after 25 years, the Nielsen Company compiled a list of the top ten bestselling books from Oprah Winfrey‘s magical book club over the last ten years.

We’ve included the complete chart below–Eckhart Tolle topped the list, selling more than 3.3 million copies of A New Earth.

Here’s more from the release: “Oprah’s seal of approval, manifested in Oprah’s Book Club, translates to new editions, heightened attention and sales bumps (or jumps, as was sometimes the case). Oprah’s Book Club—with picks ranging from older classics to lesser known works to Pulitzer Prize-winners—became a coveted and exclusive fraternity founded in 1996, with branded special editions selling more than 22 million copies in the past ten years.”

Top 10 Bestselling Oprah’s Book Club Books in the Past 10 Years (US)

RELEASE TITLE AUTHOR OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB EDITION ISBN UNIT SALES TO DATE
January 2005 A New Earth Eckhart Tolle 9780452289963 3,370,000
September 2005 A Million Little Pieces James Frey 9780307276902 2,695,500
January 2006 Night Elie Wiesel 9780374500016 2,021,000
March 2007 The Road Cormac McCarthy 9780307387899 1,385,000
January 2001 We Were the Mulvaneys Joyce Carol Oates 9780452282827 1,348,000
June 2003 East of Eden John Steinbeck 9780142004234 1,314,000
November 2007 The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett 9780451225245 1,109,000
October 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez 9780307389732 817,000
March 2001 Icy Sparks Gwyn Hyman Rubio 9780142000205 794,000
October 2008 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski 9780061768064 770,000

Chart via The Nielsen Company

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