a paperback book printed on paper like newsprint, selling usually for under $10, and available in grocery stores or adult arcades or newsstands. Compare to TRADE PAPERBACK.
Less-expensive smaller format paperbacks that are sold from racks in book selling outlets.
Smaller, less expensive version of a book that is usually printed well after the hardcover and trade paperback versions have been made available. Mass-market paperbacks are often sold in grocery stores and airports. Compare Trade Paperback.