American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A book having a flexible paper binding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A book with paper covers; -- contrasted with
- adj. having a flexible binding; -- of books. Contrasted to
hardcoveror hardbackedor hardbound.
- n. a book with paper covers
- adj. (of books) having a flexible binding
“We get hundreds of books sent to us (upon request or not), and a thin paperback is usually something we ignore.”
“For many people, a paperback is an inexpensive investment in an unknown quantity.”
“As many of you know, I offer on my website signed hardcovers of books that have been out for a year or so, since by that time the paperback is available and the hardcover is more difficult to find in stores.”
“This paperback is my latest lead exhibit in the argument for collections being better reading experiences than miniseries.”
“Are you sure it doesn't refer to the fact that it's a pocket book, or what we call a paperback?”
“I'm linking to the hardback version because I understand that buying the paperback is a false economy.”
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“The first Flash Chronicles paperback is solicited here, and while I'm glad to see it, I have to wonder why there's no Wonder Woman Chronicles as yet.”
“On its publication in paperback in the United States in 1965, it attained cult status on college campuses.”
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