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

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  • Order today and your first book will ship with our January mailing between January 14th-20th. Future mailings will ship each month 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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The Book Drop

2464 sales

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

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.

Reviews (245)

Great book from the start!

Jan 09, 2022
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Sabrina S.
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Subscribed for 25 days

What could be better than a monthly subscription box with a book in it? This is such a great way to discover new authors and books that you may not otherwise pick up. Just finished reading my first book from them and wow, what a bang! I am interested to see how Book Drop is going to top this with their next pick. Can't wait to get it! FYI, first book I got was True Crime Story by Jonathan Knox. You can read my review here - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4415846540

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Win, Win, Win

Jan 07, 2022
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Sharon D.
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I received Books for Tea from my daughter for my birthday. It is the perfect gift for me, a voracious reader. I love the idea of getting a book in the mail & being surprised by the selection. The first selection was perfect & I’m looking forward to the next. Of course, supporting a local independent bookstore is a plus. I plan to give, as well as receive, a subscription in the new year.

Books for Coffee

Jan 03, 2022
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Erynn H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 4 months

I love this box. I am always a little lost in picking out books at a store but this subscription is perfect! I have loved every book I have gotten so far under the "Books for Coffee" subscription. My sister and I both have a subscription and get excited when we open up each month to reveal a new mystery!

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Best reason to have a mailbox

Dec 30, 2021
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Melanie S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

The Book Drop is such a great "book of the month" subscription. I love supporting an independent bookstore *and* receiving a literary surprise in my mailbox. While I've only been a member two months, I've enjoyed the choice of books, as well as the included materials. Consider me a long-term subscriber!

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12-mo. Subscription

Dec 29, 2021
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Michael C.
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I bought a 12 month subscription for my wife for Christmas and she absolutely loved it! Packaging was beautiful, and the monthly subscription was personalized; I have a feeling this will be a regular Christmas gift. Not to mention, we're excited to visit the Book Drop on our annual family vacation to Bethany later this year!
Absolutely recommend!

Loved the very first book

Dec 27, 2021
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Kellie H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 24 days

I'm brand new to the subscription but love it already. Interesting, thoughtful book, attractive packaging. This felt like a gift. I can't wait for the next shipment.

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The pilot’s daughter

Dec 17, 2021
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Barbara N.
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I have not read latest. But the others have been terrific

Gift for mom

Dec 07, 2021
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Vicki D.
1 Review
Subscribed for 12 months

I ordered a subscription for my mom and she loves it! She loves the anticipation of the new arrival each month and has enjoyed the selection of books as well.

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Husband's 1 year review

Dec 07, 2021
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Rob S.
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Subscribed for 1 year

This was a gift subscription for my wife and she continues to love it. It's a nice presentation with a a few extras -- like a little catalog and a bookmark. The shop is very responsive. I had a misprint once and they sent a replacement right away. She also changed from bubbly to mix of bubbly/coffee and it was hassle free. The curation is about 80% to her tastes, for example some months seem to go to the end of her queue rather than get read right away. Happy customer!

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The Best!

Dec 06, 2021
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Amanda L.
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I found The Book Drop via Instagram and was intrigued by the concept. I signed up immediately and it was the best decision ever! The book I received (I’m only on my 2nd month) was amazing and definitely not one I would have picked up on my own. I devoured the book in a day! Definitely looking forward to many more surprises and great reads!

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Customer Questions (23)

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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.

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