What Does The Abbreviation "Op" Mean?


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OP is an abbreviation for Out of Print. It is a term used for books or publication that is no longer available with the publishers. It may still be available at retail book outlets or secondary stores. Thus if that particular edition is no longer being printed then it is said to be out of print and denoted by the abbreviation OP. Out of print book is very rare and it is difficult to obtain them.

Nowadays or in the modern terminology this expression is not only confined to book and is also used for any print or visual media or sound recording that is no more being published. It is also abbreviated as OOP. A thing may go out of print for several reasons. Such things are often accumulated by collectors through various means like aftermarket retailers, book stores selling old books, record shops and online auction sites.

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