a book bound in paper instead of cloth, leather, etc.
designating or of a book bound in paper
A book having a flexible paper binding.
- pa′per·back′ pa′per·backed′
- (of a book) Having flexible binding.
- Posteratiti has an excellent collection, too, of poster-theme paperback and hardcover books including great cowboys, Academy Award winners, horror films and even posters that hail from the days of drive-in movies.
- As book three climbed to the number one spot on the hardback bestseller charts, demand for the first two Harry Potter books jumped, and they landed amid titles listed at the top of the paperback bestseller list.
- Reading Is Fundamental-RIF, which is the country's largest and oldest children's literacy organization, provides children a number of free paperback books each year through its Books for Ownership Program.
- Evelyn grinned and tossed a paperback at Kiera.
- "It reads more like a paperback romance than a best seller," Dean said.