The Book Drop

Enjoy staff favorite reads from a women-led independent bookstore at the beach!

Plans as low as $8.99 / month
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • All subscriptions & renewals purchased between 11/21 - 12/20 will ship daily starting 11/29. Following mailings will ship between the 17th-21st of each month. Tracking information is sent via email once your book starts its shipping process. Holiday Shipping FAQs can be found on our website.
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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 (20)

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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.


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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

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Q: When will Books for Tea be back in stock?Asked by Jillian B., March 2020

The Book Drop answered...June 2020

More subscriptions become available on the 21st of each month.


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Q: What comes in each box? Also, do you charge any additional fees to ship out of the US (Canada)? Thank you!Asked by Amylynn L., May 2020

The Book Drop answered...June 2020

For a full list of the contents each month, please head to our How It Works page on our website. As of 6/22/2020, shipping to Canada costs $19.99 per book.

Reviews (232)

Very happy w/ middle school book

Aug 06, 2020
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Heather B.
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Subscribed for 1 month

Very few book clubs offer “middle school” as a genre. I’m 50+ and enjoy mostly fantasy & YA but sometimes older audience versions are a bit more heavy/ serious/ intense than I’m looking for.
I like my 1st book (it’s a fantasy with Chinese zodiac themed superpowers), will probably buy the next in the series, like the packaging (recyclable, and a present wrapped attractively somehow delights more), and I really appreciate the surprise factor (I’m 5 mos into what’ll likely be a +/- 12mo coronavirus quarantine so the same-ness of life, inc books I’d pick myself, has been wearying).
I love these book clubs!!!!!!

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Great service!

Sep 10, 2021
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Desty G.
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Subscribed for 8 months

The book drop is simply amazing! Great selections in books as well as great shipping and delivery

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Wonder Package to Get in the Mail

May 01, 2020
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Carolyn B.
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Subscribed for 30 days

We received "The Book Drop" from Bethany Beach books and it was an absolute delight. Every year we wind of heading over to Bethany Beach Books from OCMD because no matter how many books we pack, my daughter will read through them all. It's become an annual trip while at the beach. We were so excited to see that they offer a book club. It's a great way to remember our time in the shop while at the beach and support a great local store.
The book sent was perfect for my daughter who is all about mystery reading at the moment.

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Loved it!

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Maysa M.
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Subscribed for 1 month

I’m in the middle of the reading and enjoying it very much!! The shipping was pretty fast considering I live in Japan and the world pandemic going on. Amazing service! ^^

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First timer

Nov 09, 2021
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Katherine W.
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Subscribed for 1 month

This was my first time using book drop .I was very impressed with the author who sent a letter in the package .I would definitely order this box again and refer to my book friends.

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Best Book Subscription

Nov 06, 2021
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Katelyn W.
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Subscribed for 2 years

I love my middle grades book subscription. Each month, I get a carefully selected middle grades book for my classroom. Usually the books are ones that have been on my TBR and to purchase list, but I love when I get a book I haven’t heard of before. They are great at finding diverse and unique reads that appeal to many readers. The subscription is incredibly well-priced and shipping is speedy.

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Book Drop is the best mail!

Jun 29, 2019
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Christina G.
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Subscribed for 5 months

I'm loving this book subscription! It is such a great feeling when I get an email that my package is being sent. And the anticipation of it arriving is so exciting!
Every month is a surprise, you never know what book will be the chosen one. They are always great and sometimes the books are ones I've had on my wishlist. I definitely recommend trying it out. ❤

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Support independent bookstores

Oct 20, 2021
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Jeramie H.
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Subscribed for 1 month

Love the selection of the books and also love supporting an independent bookstore

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murder in the Chianti

Oct 14, 2021
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Rachel M.
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Subscribed for 6 months

This is a really great and cute book subscription..I have enjoyed my packages. It's easy to.switch between different genres depending on my mood. Lots of great books.

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Love It!

Oct 14, 2021
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Taylor W.
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Subscribed for 27 days

I recently just subscribed to the Book Drop. My subscription is a blend between books for bubbly and coffee. I really enjoyed the first selection I received. Can't wait to see what my next will be.

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