a small, often self-published, usually inexpensive, book; a collection of such items as poetry, family recipes, political thoughts.
The Poetry Society of America is offering two chapbook prizes.
A chapbook is exactly like a zine or alternative magazine for someone who is too cheap to afford anything but a bunch of papers stapled together. This term 'chapbook' is used by hipster douche bags to seem cool.
"I'm working on compiling a chapbook with my slam poems and ideas"
"You mean just like a zine?"
"NO. I mean a chapbook."