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Soft Covers

A paperback (also known as softback or softcover) is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples. In contrast, hardcover or hardback books are bound with cardboard covered with cloth; although more expensive, hardbacks are...
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Hard Covers

A hardcover, hardback, or hardbound is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with printed, cloth, heavy paper, buckram, or occasionally leather). They may have flexible, sewn spines which allow the book to lie flat on a surface when opened, or have glued spines. Hardcover books...
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