The Book Drop

Enjoy a hidden-gem read from a women-led independent bookstore at the beach!

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Product Overview
  • Our next mailing will occur March 15th-19th. All subscriptions purchased between 2/21/21 - 3/18/21 will ship 3/15-3/19. Books ship via USPS Media Mail. We send an email with tracking information as soon as we start packing your book. International shipping rates available.
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Bringing an independent bookstore to you!
*March subscriptions available now!* We pick our favorite hidden gem books & 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.
  • +INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE VIBE: All books come hand-wrapped in tissue each month with a note about why we selected each title. Check out our Early Chapter Book subscription for a super curated and personalized subscription! Our books are hand-wrapped and packed at our bookshop!
  • +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!
  • +HIDDEN GEM, FABULOUS READS: The Book Drop focuses on hidden gem books. What is a hidden gem? We consider a hidden gem to be an exceptionally amazing book that readers might not find unless they are in an independent bookstore or are immersed in the book industry. We know anyone can purchase books from that-site-that-shall-not-be-named or read books from a bestsellers list so we focus on fantastic books that readers might not know about yet.
  • +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.

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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 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.


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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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Very happy w/ middle school book

Aug 06, 2020
Heather B.
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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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Wonder Package to Get in the Mail

May 01, 2020
Carolyn B.
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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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Satisfaction all around

Feb 11, 2021
Rita K.
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Subscribed for 20 days
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A fun subscription! Great book and I love the extra goodies! Reasonable shipping speed and well packaged. I recommend this Seller.

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Great Young Adult Selection!

Feb 08, 2021
Hannah A.
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I got the young adult subscription for my sister and she has been loving it! She’s has enjoyed every book!

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Stellar Subscription!

Feb 08, 2021
Amrita M.
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I discovered this subscription when hunting for Christmas gifts, and I am so glad I did!! I ordered the bubbly and tea combination for my mother in law. She makes a point to support independent bookstores but has found it challenging to visit during Covid, so it was a perfect gift. Customer service was amazing and responsive, and helped me change the address after I had placed the order so I could keep it a surprise. You can tell how thoughtful the curation is with this subscription. Each book I’ve received has been a perfect fit with the genre, very well written, and not something I would have thought to select on my own. The packaging is thoughtful as well, and the notes from the authors make the books feel even more special. I ended up purchasing extra subscriptions for myself and my sister in law to form a virtual book club. All three of us are loving it, and the extra chance to connect is priceless.

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Outstanding Book Choices for Tea Time

Feb 08, 2021
Kathryn T.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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I was searching online for an independent bookstore that had a subscription service when I came upon The Book Drop. I Immediately was impressed by the different possibilities that were offered, and the well-written descriptions of not only the groups but the overall operation. I signed for the tea group and so far, the two books that I have received are solid reads. Better yet, each book I might never have picked out myself. It was wonderful participating in my first virtual book meeting with the author, too. To sum it up, the subscription is affordable, the book picks are amazing and the process easy. Thank you so much. You've made my reading life all the better.

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A Happy Mom

Feb 08, 2021
Adam G.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I surprised my mom with The Book Drop over the holidays. The first book arrived in January and she was pleasantly surprised. When I told her about that bookstore itself she became excited, and after reading her first book I got an antsy call asking when the next one would arrive!
My mom has received two Book Drops so far. She’s enjoyed both the books, but is also so excited to see what comes next. Highly recommend the Book Drop subscription.

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Love It!

Feb 08, 2021
Abigail F.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I'm so happy that I discovered this subscription box! In January,I subscribed to The Book Drop for the books for tea option, and I'm already hooked. I'm very excited to see what the next book choices will be.

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Great Subscription

Feb 08, 2021
Lisa C.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I am so pleased with my first Book Drop. I subscribed to alternating Books for Tea and Coffee. I likely would not have picked up the January Books for Tea title for myself but, it is a great read.

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The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, etc

Feb 07, 2021
Teresa S.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I’m thrilled with my subscription with The Book Drop! I chose the combination Tea/Bubbly and am currently reading my third book. I feel like I’m getting a wonderful surprise gift each month! I love the letters from the authors and the postcards explaining the selection. The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, How to Fail at Flirting, and Bride of the Sea are wonderful reads!

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