This sign was spotted Tuesday night at an Indigo Bookstore in Toronto. Not exactly their best work.
UPDATE: The Indigo bookstore in question has reportedly removed the sign.
“As soon as the sign was brought to our attention it was removed,” Indigo said, as quoted at Canadian Jewish News. “This does not reflect the values of our brand.”
(H/T Marni Soupcoff)
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"A Tale of Two Cities"
Because publishers estimate sales and books have different publishers across the globe, it's nearly impossible to get definitive numbers -- and that's why books like "Harry Potter" and "Don Quixote" haven't been included. Plus, many widely printed religious tomes you'd expect to see here are handed out for free, so those sales figures are impossible to capture. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_books"> Wikipedia's list</a> is about as good as it gets, and it's referenced or mirrored by many sources. That said, <strong>Charles Dickens' famed novel has sold approximately 200 million copies. </strong>
"Lord of the Rings"
<strong>J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece has sold an average of 150 million copies. "The Hobbit" also appears separately on the list with an average of 100 million copies. </strong>
"Le Petit Prince"
<strong>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's gorgeous work has sold upwards of 150 million copies. </strong>
"And Then There Were None"
<strong>No need to call a private investigator! We're happy to tell you that Agatha Christie's detective novel has sold over 100 million copies.</strong>
"Dream of the Red Chamber"
<strong>Written by Tsao Hsueh-Chin and translated skillfully by Cao Xueqin, "Dream" is widely considered one of the greatest works to come out of China. It has sold more than 100 million copies. </strong>
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
<strong>The first of the Narnia Chronicles, C.S. Lewis' work has sold approximately 85 million copies, and inspired countless kids to check inside their closets.</strong>
"She: A History of Adventure"
<strong>H. Rider Haggard's pioneering work has sold more than 83 million copies since its release 1887 release in print. </strong>
"The Da Vinci Code"
<strong>Dan Brown's detective/mystery novel shoots our list into the 21st century. It has sold an average of 80 million copies.</strong>
"Think and Grow Rich"
<strong>Napoleon Hill's self-help book certainly made him wealthy, selling over 70 million copies since it was published in 1937. </strong>
"The Catcher in the Rye"
<strong>There was nothing phony about the approximately 65 million copies that J. D. Salinger's book sold. </strong>
<strong>Paulo Coelho's magical story has been translated into at least 56 languages, and has sold upwards of 65 million copies.</strong>
"Steps to Christ"
<strong>Since it was first published in 1892, Ellen G. White's book has sold over 60 million copies. </strong>
<strong>Vladimir Nabokov's book caused a lot of controversy ... and sold a lot of books. Approximately 50 million, in fact. </strong>
"Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning"
<strong>More commonly known as 'Heidi,' Johanna Spyri's famed tale has sold around 50 million copies (and inspired lots of costumes). </strong>
"Fifty Shades of Grey"
<strong>Though it's not on Wikipedia's list (and publishers' sales figures aren't always reliable), we're throwing the first installation of 'Grey' into our gallery anyway. E. L. James' saucy story has sold approximately 70 million copies and left readers tongue ... tied. </strong>
"The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care"
<strong>Oh baby! Forgive us for the pun, but Dr. Benjamin Spock's book has sold more than 50 million copies since it was born in 1946.</strong>
"Anne of Green Gables"
<strong>Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel has sold an average of 50 million copies (and things get a lot better for Anne). </strong>
<strong>The full title of Anna Sewell's novel is "Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions: The autobiography of a horse." However you refer to it, the book gallops onto our list with 50 million copies sold.</strong>
"The Name of the Rose"
<strong>Holy illuminated manuscript! Umberto Eco's historical murder mystery has sold approximately 50 million copies.</strong>
"The Eagle Has Landed"
<strong>Jack Higgins' novel has sold more than 50 million copies since it was published in 1975. Now it gets to perch in this gallery.</strong>