Definitions for "Trade book"
in the United States and Canada, for example, a book published for sale to the general public. Cp. textbook. commercial books, other than basal readers, that are used for reading instruction.
produced for sale through a bookstore, rather than being a textbook, a limited edition, or a book club item.
A paperback or hardcover book which usually covers a special interest, and is marketed directly to the layperson.
Keywords:  publication, see
see trade publication.