Bookworm’s Delight: Top 7 Most Translated Books After the Bible

A World United by Literature

When it comes to the most translated book in the world, the Bible takes the crown without contest. As a cornerstone of several religions, this holy book has been translated into a staggering 3,384 languages. But what about the other books that have crossed language barriers and made their way into the hearts of people all over the world? In this post, we delve into the top seven most translated books after the Bible.

The Little Prince

First on our list is "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This charming novella has been translated into 382 languages and dialects. The tale of a young prince who travels from planet to planet, meeting various inhabitants and learning valuable life lessons, has captured the imaginations of readers both young and old.


Coming in next is "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. With translations into 300 languages, this Italian children's novel is the second most translated book. The story follows a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. His adventures and mishaps serve as a morality tale that has resonated with generations of readers worldwide.

The Adventures of Tintin

"The Adventures of Tintin" by Hergé is another children's favorite that has been translated into 300 languages. This series of comic albums, featuring the young reporter Tintin and his fox terrier Snowy, has delighted readers with its engaging stories and distinctive ligne claire style of drawing.

Pilgrim’s Progress

"Pilgrim’s Progress" by John Bunyan holds the fourth spot on our list. The Christian allegory, which has been translated into 200 languages, traces the journey of a man named Christian who travels from his hometown, the "City of Destruction," to the "Celestial City" on Mount Zion.

My Book of Bible Stories

Fifth on the list is "My Book of Bible Stories," published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. This book, which presents 116 Bible stories in a simplified format, has been translated into 194 languages. It is widely used for religious instruction and personal study.

The Alchemist

"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is the sixth most translated book, available in 80 languages. The novel follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago who dreams of finding a treasure located near the Egyptian pyramids. His journey, filled with encounters and lessons, has inspired readers to follow their hearts and pursue their dreams.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Last but not least, we have "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" by J.K. Rowling. The start of the immensely popular Harry Potter series has been translated into 79 languages. From English-speaking countries to far corners of the globe, the magical world of Harry Potter has captivated the hearts of millions.

The Power of Books

These are the top seven most translated books after the Bible. Despite the differences in culture, language, and geography, these stories have found a universal audience. They prove that the power of a good story knows no boundaries. Whether it's the adventures of a little prince, a wooden puppet, or a young wizard, these narratives have resonated with readers across the globe, reminding us of the power of literature to unite us all.