The Book Drop: Adult Readers

by The Book Drop
Enjoy fabulous hidden-gem reads from a women-led independent bookstore at the beach!

Product Details

Bringing an independent bookstore to you!

We select our most favorite new titles across multiple genres & send readers one surprise book each month! We know that sadly not everyone has an independent bookstore near them so we are bringing the independent bookstore experience to you. Books come hand-wrapped each month & typically include a letter from the author.
  • +OUR FAVORITE READS: The Book Drop focuses on our most favorite reads every month. Imagine you walk into an independent bookstore and find the most amazing book that you'd never find anywhere else! Or perhaps a wonderful independent bookseller recommends the most perfect book to you... that is the Book Drop vibe in a nutshell. We select exceptionally amazing books that are we super passionate about & feel should be at the top of everyone's To-Read list, books that you'll definitely NOT want to miss out on. We know you can purchase bestsellers and Top 10 books from those big box stores & websites so we don't send anything you'll easily find unless you're in an independent bookstore.
  • +INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE VIBE: We bring the independent bookstore vibe to readers via The Book Drop. Our mailings are curated by real independent booksellers, hand-wrapped in tissue every month, and lovingly packed from our little shop in Fenwick Island, Delaware. All gift notes come hand-written for that super cozy vibe.
  • +SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS: The Book Drop is powered and run by Bethany Beach Books, a woman-owned and women-led bookstore. The Book Drop headquarters and shop opened in November 2020 so we are now able to be physically part of two communities.
  • +ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS: The Book Drop does their best to be as environmentally-conscious as possible. At the start of 2019, we switched from boxes to recycled padded envelopes to cut back on waste. We also use materials that are made from recycled paper products. We live at the beach so we try to do our best for the planet whenever possible!
  • +GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS: The Book Drop makes for a fabulous gift! Whether you're shopping for the holidays, a graduation or celebration, a baby shower, etc. The Book Drop is a great idea! Our books come hand-wrapped in tissue paper every month, making our subscription feel very gifty already. We also provide a hand-written gift note to the recipient in their first package. Gift Givers can select subscriptions for an assortment of ages and for an assortment of lengths.

Customer Questions (24)


Q: Can I switch between blends? For example, from Bubbly & Tea to Elixir & Tea every 3 months or so?Asked by Marria N., March 2022

The Book Drop answered...March 2022

Hi Marria,
Thank you for reaching out! Yes, you can switch between genres or blends at any time. Those changes can be made either in your account settings or by messaging our support email.


Q: Can I get a young adult box that is for a young man, not a girl? My son was in another subscription box, and he kept getting romance novels.Asked by Jeannebartells, April 2020

The Book Drop answered...June 2020

In an effort to promote gender fluidity among books, we consider all of our book subscriptions to be gender neutral.


Q: What will be the best option to choose for my 13yo son? The middle grade option or the Young Adult?Asked by Veronica G., May 2019

The Book Drop answered...June 2020

We always leave this up to the parent's discretion. Our Middle Grade subscription is best for readers who read at a Lexile range of 650-890. Our Young Adult subscription is recommended for readers with a maturity level of 13+. Some of our Young Adult books may contain mature content, please take a peek at our Past Books page on our website to see what we have sent in previous mailings.

I’d look at the books he’s recently read to get an idea of which level he’s at since all teenagers are different. If you can’t get that information, I would suggest that you start with middle grade books and if he feels that they’re too easy or that the themes are too childish, you can switch to young adult.

by Camila A., May 2019


Q: If I purchase two subscriptions for two different people, will they get the same books each month if I select 'books for tea' for both? Asked by Corryn B., December 2021

The Book Drop answered...December 2021

Hi Corryn,
Thank you for reaching out. Yes, two people in the same subscription type will receive the same book each month! We have one surprise title each month for each subscription type, so all Tea subscribers receive the same book just like any Coffee or Bubbly subscribers will receive the one Coffee or Bubbly book for that month.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to let us know!

Reviews (292)

So far, all my books have been winners!

Jul 27, 2022
Shana F.
1 Review
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I started a subscription in May and I have really enjoyed the selections! They have been books I have wanted to read. Love getting the author's note, receiving a bookmark as well as supporting an indie bookstore.

A must try subscription!

Jun 16, 2022
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Christina G.
1 Review
2 Pictures
Subscribed for 6 months

Love The Book Drop!
Supporting an independent book store!!♡♡
Fantastic book choices each month. From debut authors, new to you authors and loved authors. It's always an amazing experience diving into the stories. My day is made receiving my package every month.

Beyond Happy!

5 days ago
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Doreen L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 4 months

I am beyond happy with my order, I love the books, can't wait to read them and already looking forward to receiving my next delivery. I will recommend The Book Drop to everyone.
Thank you so much for everything.

The Book Drop said...5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words & support! Happy reading!

A Delight!!!

Sep 05, 2022
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Debra S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 11 months

I have been receiving this book subscription for almost a year, and it is a delight every month! I read over 100 books a year, and have yet to receive something I have already read. Two of my favorite reads from this year have come directly from The Book Drop subscription. The books come tastefully wrapped and packaged in environmental-friendly packaging. Letters from each author make the experience more personal and insightful. I asked to switch my genre a few months in and it was absolutely no problem at all. The booksellers are gracious and quick to help in any way. Highly recommended!

The Book Drop said...5 days ago

Thank you so much, Debra! We are so happy to hear that you've been enjoying The Book Drop - especially when you are such a well-read bookworm! We very much appreciate your support! Happy reading!!

Love The Book Drop!

Apr 08, 2022
Kaitlyn S.
1 Review
1 Picture

I recently discovered The Book Drop on Bookstagram, and signed up right away! Bethany Beach is just one state away from me, and I love the idea of supporting a local book store!
I received my first book, and absolutely loved it. The BOOKS FOR BUBBLY subscription is great for me. I love that the monthly book is a surprise, and so far they have been books I wouldn't necessarily have chosen for myself, but I have loved them. I also gifted the BOOKS FOR COFFEE 3 month subscription to a friend recently, and she loved the gift and her books so far as well. So fun to get a mystery read in the mail every month! I look forward to this each month, and cant wait to see what books comes next!

The Book Drop Subscription

Aug 09, 2022
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Lisa V.
1 Review
Subscribed for 7 months

I absolutely love this book club! Every book I have received has been fantastic. Not only is there a brand new book sent but an author's note, a book mark and a new book pamphlet! I wait each month for my book to come in and then read it immediately. I love supporting a woman owned independent book store! Try it you wont be disappointed!

The Book Drop

Feb 26, 2022
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Dominique G.
1 Review
1 Picture
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 5 months

Wow! I just received my first official mailer and I am obsessed! Perfectly packaged and comes with extra goodies. I do the Books for Coffee and get a new thriller, true crime, or mystery each month. Highly recommend adding this to your monthly subscriptions!

Best Mother's Day Gift

Jul 27, 2022
Barbara M.
1 Review

This was the best Mother's Day gift my daughter could give me. I love books and have given that love to her. The books were not what I would have chosen but I wound up loving the stories. I was so excited to know a book was on the way and the anticipation was refreshing. I was so surprised when I finally opened the package and there was my book. My daughter loved the subscription so much she sent it to her sister for her birthday and I certainly will remember it should the need arise for a unique and fun gift. And the fact that it supports a local, independent book store is more of a plus.


Sep 20, 2022
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Monica L.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months

did not like this book - too creepy

The Book Drop said...Sep 20, 2022

Oh no! We are so sad to hear that you did not like BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Unfortunately we have never featured BEHIND CLOSED DOORS in our subscription mailing. It looks like you receive historical fiction from us so perhaps this title was from another mailing. Happy reading!

Definitely recommend.

Aug 17, 2022
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Rachel D.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

Highly recommend. Love this box.

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