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Old 08-13-2019, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I've noticed these larger sized paperbacks, mostly non-fiction, but of course fiction books also. I like them. They are always straight cut page ends so flipping is easy as pie. I dislike hard cover editions with the uneven edges that make it difficult to flip pages, and sometimes seek out the trade paperback version.

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2. Trade Paperback Books

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Trade paperbacks are the less expensive version of the hardcover edition. They usually have a thicker cover than the mass-market books. They are typically the same size as the hardcover books, but slightly smaller because the binding is done differently, and without the added thickness, width, and height of the hardcover. One way that you will know if a book is a trade paperback is that the back cover, and sometimes the title page, will have a notice that they are not strippable.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:49 PM
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Trade paperbacks are my go to now as well. I used to *only* read hard cover, when the choice was between hard cover and mass market paperback. The trade size paperback is genius, IMO.
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Old Today, 11:24 AM
 
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I've liked Trade Paper for a long time now -- I never liked the mass market because it was difficult to read the book without bending the spine. I also dislike the deckle edge books, and every once in a while there is a trade paper version that has a deckle edge but that's not very common.
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Old Today, 01:27 PM
 
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...I also dislike the deckle edge books, and every once in a while there is a trade paper version that has a deckle edge but that's not very common.
Now I know what it's called! TY.



I remember seeing movies where they cut the pages in order to read them. Persona (1966) was one of them.

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