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Glossary of Book and Ephemera Terms and Abbreviations


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quadricolor. printed in four colors.


quality paperback. another name for [trade paperback]. This term is used mainly to distinguish such books from [mass market paperbacks].


quarter bound / having a leather spine and cloth or paper [boards]. Compare [three-quarter bound].


quarto. 4to. see [size terms].


quire. old-fashioned term for [signature].


QPB / qpb. quality paperback. Another name for [trade paperback].


qtr. quarter.



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This glossary was written and compiled by Gwen Foss of Alan's Used Books with thanks to the many independent bookdealers of