If you’ve been to more than one or two poetry readings, you’ve probably heard the term chapbook. Today it refers to a short book of 40 pages or less –often about 20-24. They don’t have a spine –typically they’re stapled — and are usually limited run items. The term dates from 1798 and means a small books of poems, ballads, tracts or tales. They got their name because they were hocked by "chapmen" (peddlers). The word chap comes from a middle or old english word meaning cheap.

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