A book that was printed specially for a book club.
Book Club Edition. a copy of a book printed by or especially for a book club. Some book clubs (such as The Literary Guild) may produce an edition separate from the trade edition, while others (such as Book of the Month Club) may contract with the publisher to produce a run of the books with a unique, identifying mark.
Book Club Edition. Some have less expensive bindings, materials, or inferior print quality, are often smaller and are therefore not as collectible - but are more likely to be found in mint condition (BOMC). Some are equal in quality to trade editions, and many of this type have cover art not found in other editions (SFBC). Some are deluxe editions and highly collectable (Easton Press).
Book Club Edition. See Book Club.
Book Club Edition. Usually cheaply made editions for subscription mail order. A few book club books are of the same materials as their trade and therefore are of a similar quality. Confusion can arise with novice collectors over the recognition of book clubs versus trade editions. As a broad and certainly not definitive rule, book clubs usually do not have a retail price on the inside of their dustjackets and often are distinguished by a blind-stamp, usually a circle or square, on the back of the book near the bottom of the spine.