According to Guinness World Records, ‘there is little doubt that the Bible is the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion. By the end of 1995, combined global sales of Today's English Version (Good News) New Testament and Bible (copyright for which is held by the Bible Societies) exceeded 17.75 million copies, and the whole Bible had been translated into 349 languages; 2123 languages have at least one book of the Bible in that language.’
We sell Bibles in a range of translations. Within the shop the most popular one is the New International Version, but outside it’s the Good News Bible. That’s because a number of lower and primary schools in the area order from us in the summer term, so that they can present the Rainbow GNB to children as a leaving gift.
Well we’re only one shop, but we like to think that we have made a small contribution to those figures. In our first year we sold 580 Bibles and in 2015 we sold 997 – we’d love to go over 1,000 in 2016! We offer special prices on bulk orders, so do contact us if you are interested.