The Book Drop

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

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Product Overview
  • Our next mailing will occur May 14-19th. All mailings ship mid-month each month via USPS Media Mail. We send an email with tracking information as soon as we start packing your book. We also ship internationally! Gift recipient's receive an email from us at time of shipping.
  • Ships worldwide from United States except for
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
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.
  • +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.

Questions

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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.

The Book Drop reviewsReviews

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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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AMAZING

4 days ago
Brennon B.
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Can’t praise this service enough! The book selection is superb and always interesting. Supporting a small local business is also a plus.

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The Book Drop is Awesome

Apr 08, 2021
Leann B.
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Just finished my second Book Drop book. I have a coffee and tea blend subscription and so far am loving it. One of the books was on my “to be read” list. The other I would not have picked out if I was browsing but I throughly enjoyed it. It is so nice to have books show up in your mailbox once a month.

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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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I love The Book Drop

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Karin N.
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I am 4 months in on my 1st Book Drop subscription and am hooked. All 4 books in the Books for Tea category have been wonderful. 'Bride of the Sea,' 'The Invisible Woman' and 'Conjuring Women' in particular are excellent. Books I doubt I'd have found on my own. Exceptional taste and selections. Plus seeing the package in my mailbox is like getting a bday surprise every month. The author letters are always interesting. This is just an overall well-done and well-run program. The only word that fits is delighted - I am delighted at discovering this bookstore and service. Their customer service is also personal and excellent. A real bright spot amidst trying times.

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Love this Book Subscription

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Ashley S.
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I've subscribed for several 3-month Books for Tea subscriptions (and am planning to buy a longer subscription soon!) This is a great book subscription! The books have been ones that I hadn't heard about so it allowed me to find books I wouldn't ordinarily have picked up! I enjoy the extra touched, like the letter from the author, the bookmark, and the tissue paper wrapping. I also like the ease of renewing or skipping a subscription - no jumping through hoops if you need to skip a renewal. Overall, I highly recommend this subscription box!

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Good box!

4 days ago
Deeann H.
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Subscribed for 7 months
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Have been very happy with this box! Books have been good! Enclosures are interesting and pertinent.

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Really love the Elixer box! Magic!

4 days ago
Annie P.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I really love this box - the books have all been fabulous and I've really enjoyed the cute packaging and curated descriptions. I always look forward to the next one.

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Great middle grade & YA subscriptions

4 days ago
Nancy Q.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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I have gifted both the middle grade & YA subscription to my kids and both have been incredibly well received! The books chosen by The Book Drop are unique, interesting and fully capture the attention of my tween & teen. The YA picks are especially good and my teen commented that the books she receives are often titles she sees talked about on tik tok.

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Great gift!

May 02, 2021
Zoe V.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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This was a gift for my stepmom's birthday. She loved it and said the items included with the book (especially the gardening themed add on) were fun and creative. Living in DE, she's looking forward to visiting the store in Bethany.

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