- The definition of a trade paperback is a larger, higher quality and more expensive paperback book.
An example of trade paperback is a paperback dictionary.
trade paperback definition by Webster's New World
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a paperback book of a size similar to a typical hard-cover book, intended for sale in bookstores as distinguished from a cheaper and smaller paperback intended for sale on racks at drugstores, newsstands, etc.
trade paperback definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A paperback book that is typically of better production quality, larger size, and higher price than a mass-market edition, intended for sale in bookstores.