The Book Drop: Adult Readers

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

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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 (31)


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: How long does shipping generally take? I am wanting to order as a Christmas gift so just trying to decide when I need to check out. Asked by Julianne N., November 2022

The Book Drop answered...November 2022

Hi Julianne,
Thank you for reaching out! If you would like your first box to be a Christmas gift then I would recommend purchasing your subscription after November 21st. This will ensure that your first box is part of our December mailing which will go out the first week of December. This is earlier than our normal ship time so that we can do our best to make sure all Christmas gift reach their recipients in time for the holidays.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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So far, all my books have been winners!

Jul 27, 2022
Shana F.
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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.
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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.

Quality Curation

Nov 12, 2022
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Ekaterina T.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

The best book subscription box. It is curated perfectly - I always know it will be a quality read.

Love love love The Book Drop!

Nov 11, 2022
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Emily G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 months

I have *loved* my Book drop subscription over the last year. I especially like getting an equal dose of thrillers and romances, the best of both. worlds. I highly recommend TBD for any avid reader who wants to receive a surprise every month while supporting a small business (especially one in Delaware!).

Book Box

Oct 30, 2022
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Wendie G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I have been getting the tea/coffee subscription for over a year now and I have not been disappointed once with the chosen books. The packaging is enough to keep the books in perfect condition when they arrive. The book is still wrapped again inside the shipping envelope to leave that little bit of surprise and suspense when opening. I appreciate the note card from the book store about the book and even better the letter from the author about the book. Supporting a small independent book store is a wonderful feeling since there are not many around!

The best book subscription 😍

Oct 11, 2022
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Bri G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 4 months

The Book Drop is my favorite book box I’ve tried thus far (BOTM and Authentic Books)! I prefer paperbacks which immediately gives bonus points for this subscription 😊 I also like how low effort this is for me, pick your box type when you subscribe (I do books for coffee) and forget about it until an awesome book surprises you at your door step! I’ll actually be stopping BOTM after my credits run out and just sticking with Book Drop. I actually love not having to pick my book each month and find the surprise of it fun - not to mention all the books I’ve gotten so far are enjoyable reads for me!

Uniquely curated books for avid readers

Nov 09, 2022
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Tanya C.
1 Review
Subscribed for 11 months

Gifted my adult book worm daughter. She loves it! Highly recommend

Beyond Happy!

Oct 01, 2022
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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...Oct 01, 2022

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

The Girls in the Stilt House

Oct 14, 2022
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Karen C.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 months

I subscribed to BookDrop for Tea over the past year! My sister had given me a gift for 6 months previously! One of my very favorite books was The Girls in the Stilt House! It was a fun read that had a great character and the relationships that she built! Beautifully written and one that was hard to put down as the author delve into the story! If you are a fan of Where the Crawdads Sing you will absolutely love this book! As much as I wanted to find out how the storyline concluded; I really didn’t want it to end! We go to Bethany Beach every year and I knew about the bookstore but had not known about The Book Drop. Amanda and her talented staff picks amazing books, many that you’ve never heard of and many debut authors. It’s always a thrill mid month to receive the email saying your next book is being mailed out! Highly recommend both the Bethany Bookstore as well as the subscription The Book Drop!

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...Oct 01, 2022

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!!

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