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 April 15 - 20th. All new subscriptions & renewals purchased after 3/21/21 will ship April 15th - 20th. Future 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!
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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.
  • +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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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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You won't be disappointed

7 days ago
Michelle M.
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Love the books I have received thus far and would recommend this subscription to everyone!!

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my favorite subscription

Apr 10, 2021
Chelsea P.
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I love my book drop subscription! I look forward to seeing what book is picked each month and I never fail to love it! The packaging and shipping is also great.

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Absolutely Love It

Apr 09, 2021
Jessica S.
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My favorite time of the month! I absolutely love the books they choose. I get exposure to so many books I otherwise wouldn't have heard of. Very excited about their new fantasy subscription!

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Hilla I.

Apr 05, 2021
Hilla I.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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My boys have been loving their books. I got them a young adult and elementary package and the books have been diverse with great themes so far. I love that we may not have picked them out ourselves but getting them in the mail is so special (with beautiful presentation) and we have trusted in the curation. So far all have been great and I know my boys may have been surprised at how much they liked some of the stories. It has been a great way to introduce them to new genres. I have been reading along with them and enjoyed each of the books so far! I am actually going to gift a girlfriend with a subscription since we have been loving it so much!

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Worthy Book Subscription!

Mar 24, 2021
Amarina R.
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Subscribed for 11 months
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I purchased a 12 month book drop subscription and I mixed tea and coffee books and have loved the selections and the bookmarks that come with each book. The letter from the author is a neat touch.

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Book Drop is the best mail!

Jun 29, 2019
Christina G.
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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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They’ve opened my eyes

Mar 20, 2021
Laken H.
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To be honest the books that the book drop has sent me the last few months are often ones that I would’ve passed by and never thought to read (I lowkey still judge books by their cover and then by the blurbs, I know it’s so immature but I can’t help it!) But with all of that when I open the books they send, I’m immediately hooked! They are amazing!.
So thank you to the book drop for sending me such dynamic books and for opening my eyes to other great authors!

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