Definition of in hardcover in English:

in hardcover


mainly North American
  • In a hardcover edition.

    ‘Here's the link to order a copy of the new edition which is in hardcover and which contains a new foreword by P.J. O'Rourke and a ‘Where Are They Now?’’
    • ‘Although it is expensive in hardcover, a paperback edition would make a formidable textbook for advanced undergraduates or graduate students.’
    • ‘The first American edition of 1950 was reprinted almost without pause in hardcover and then paperback until the late 1970s.’
    • ‘Putnam will publish the book in hardcover in fall 2005, with a paperback edition to be published by Berkley in 2006.’
    • ‘I bought it in hardcover; cheapskate that I am, I rarely do this except with authors whose work I know well, but I made an exception because of Instapundit's and Professor Bainbridge's recommendations.’
    • ‘Money gives you the luxury of time, of being able to quit your day job and devote yourself to fiction (in my case, it also means that I can buy any book I want, in hardcover - the very definition of luxury).’
    • ‘Motherless Brooklyn was good, but would you have purchased that in hardcover?’
    • ‘And, the fact that I spend almost no money on things like JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING or fancy clothes means that I can buy my books in hardcover.’
    • ‘It's a ‘New York Times’ bestseller in hardcover.’
    • ‘By the way, I failed to mention earlier, but one of the best books I read last year in hardcover, now in paperback, is ‘Justice,’ out in trade paperback.’