What’s the most popular book in libraries, worldwide? According to the list of 1000 from OCLC, it’s the Bible.
This list, updated for 2005, contains the “Top 1000” titles owned by OCLC member libraries—the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the “purchase vote” oflibraries around the globe.
Number 2 is the Census, Number 3 is Mother Goose, Number 4 is Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Number 5 is Homer’s Odyssey. Certainly books to check out, if you haven’t already.