The Book Drop

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

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  • Our December/holiday mailing will start shipping December 4th. All subscriptions purchased after December 4th will ship daily M-F until Christmas. Upgrade Priority Shipping available to USA subscribers. We send an email with tracking information as soon as we start packing your book. We ship via USPS. International shipping rates available.
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Bringing the independent bookstore to you!
NEW: Jigsaw Puzzle + Large Print + Early Chapter Books! Each month we pick our favorite hidden gem books that we absolutely love! We understand that sadly not everyone has an independent bookstore near them, so we are bringing the independent bookstore to readers! Gift messages come handwritten & each book is hand-wrapped every month.
  • +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 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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Love it!

Aug 31, 2020
Erin B.
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This is by far my favorite book box subscription! I chose the "Books for coffee and bubbly" option and am doing month-to-month. I love that the Books for Coffee and Bubbly allows for a nice variety in genres (dark thrillers/suspense for coffee and romance/chick-lit for bubbly). The books I have received so far have been great, and not something I would have picked on my own, which is nice to get me out of my comfort zone. The letter from the author is cool too, to get a bit of a "behind the scenes" into their thoughts! Each book comes with a bookmark from a local artist -- you can never have too many. And the cherry on top is that this subscription supports an independent bookstore!

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The House on Fripp Island

Jul 27, 2020
Skylar B.
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I’ve always wanted to a monthly book subscription, and the book drop is the perfect one! The categories you can chose from are spot on and it ships pretty quick!

Would highly recommend .

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Treat yourself!

Jun 30, 2020
Mary-frances B.
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My June 2020 pick - so excited to read it! This is my 3rd month and couldn't be happier. The Book Drop sends me current fiction that is interesting and something that I wouldn't normally find by myself - which is just what I need. I highly recommend this monthly subscription as a gift for yourself (which is what I did 🙋🏻‍♀️) or as a gift to the book lover in your life. You also get the benefit of supporting an independent bookstore - win/win all around.

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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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The book drop young adult subscription

Jun 04, 2020
Angela A.
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This was my first book I got from the book drop and loved the mystery and friendship that brought Sydney and June together. I always like reading books from authors I haven't seen before .

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First Box

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Stephanie D.
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Great packaging and quick shipping! Looking forward to starting The Nesting!

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Excitement in a package

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Keely G.
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I'm apart of multiple book subscription 'boxes' and The Book Drop is one of my favorite. I love the surprise and it's a title I'm never expecting. I also love the extra pamphlets and bookmark that is included. The biggest perk is that I'm able to support a small business monthly. Happy Reading!

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The book drop

Nov 03, 2020
Lacy H.
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First time getting The Book Drop and I love it. Love the newsletter and cute bookmark I got. I also got a Contemporary Romance book wasnt sure I would like it but I'm digging it!!

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Love The Book Drop

Nov 01, 2020
Sierra L.
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I love The Book Drop! It is so much fun receiving a new, surprise book each month. I chose the blend of Books for Tea and Coffee subscription and I have enjoyed each book so far. Sign up for The Book Drop - you will not be disappointed!

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Past boxes from The Book Drop

Books for Coffee (March 2020 Mailing)

Books for Coffee (March 2020 Mailing)

Our March Mailing of Books for Coffee included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "Lights All Night Long" by Lydia Fitzpatrick, a signed bookplate, an April 2020 Indie Next List brochure, a postcard note from The Book Drop, and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark. Photo by: Leslie, @the.magicalpages

Books for Bubbly (February 2020 Mailing)

Books for Bubbly (February 2020 Mailing)

Our February Mailing of Books for Bubbly included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "St. Francis Society of Wayward Pets" by Annie England Noblin, a March 2020 Indie Next List brochure, a postcard note from The Book Drop, and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark. Photo by: Brooke S., @bookishbrookeish

Books for Tea (October 2019 Mailing)

Books for Tea (October 2019 Mailing)

Our November Books for Tea (shipped late October 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "The Braid" by Laetitia Colombani, a letter from the author, a November Indie Next List brochure, a postcard note from The Book Drop, and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark.

Books for Middle Grade (October 2019 Mailing)

Books for Middle Grade (October 2019 Mailing)

Our November Books for Middle Grade (shipped late October 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "Journey of a Pale Bear" by Susan Fletcher, a letter from the author, a signed bookplate, a postcard note from The Book Drop, and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark.

Books for Coffee (September 2019 Mailing)

Books for Coffee (September 2019 Mailing)

Our October Books for Coffee (shipped late September 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "A Girl Named Anna" by Lizzy Barber, a letter from the author, an October Indie Next List brochure, a postcard note from The Book Drop, and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark.

Books for Young Adults (August 2019 Mailing)

Books for Young Adults (August 2019 Mailing)

Our September Books for Young Adults (shipped late August 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "Picture Us in the Light" by Kelly Loy Gilbert, a letter from the author, a bookmark, and a postcard note from The Book Drop.

Books for Middle Grade (July 2019 Mailing)

Books for Middle Grade (July 2019 Mailing)

Our August Books for Middle Grade (shipped late July 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast" by Samantha M. Clark. Also included was a signed bookmark, a signed bookplate, a letter from the author, a courage badge, and a postcard note from The Book Drop.

Books for Young Adults (July 2019 Mailing)

Books for Young Adults (July 2019 Mailing)

Our August Books for Young Adults (shipped late July 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "Dive Smack" by Demetra Brodsky, a letter from the author, a signed bookplate, a signed bookmark, and a postcard note from The Book Drop.

Books for Tea (June 2019 Mailing)

Books for Tea (June 2019 Mailing)

Our July Books for Tea (shipped late June 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "Fatal Inhertiance" by Rachel Rhys, a July Indie Next List brochure, a notecard from The Book Drop and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark.

Books for Coffee (July 2019 Mailing)

Books for Coffee (July 2019 Mailing)

Our August Books for Coffee (shipped late July 2019) included a hand-wrapped paperback copy of "Layover" by David Bell, a letter from the author, an August Indie Next List brochure, a postcard note from The Book Drop, and an exclusive Book Drop bookmark.

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