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trade paperback

noun
1.
a softbound book that is usually larger and more expensive than a mass market paperback and is sold primarily in bookstores as a trade book.
Also called quality paperback.
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  • The books are trade paperback in size with soft covers, providing a much more economical price.
  • With the modest heft of a trade paperback, and the shape of one to boot, it's comfortable to carry.
  • It was also a year in which a number of books that sold modestly in hardcover became blockbusters in trade paperback.

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