The Book Drop

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

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  • Our next mailing will be shipping: October 15th-21st. 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.
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Bringing an independent bookstore to you!
*Available again on 9/21!* 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.

Customer Questions (4)

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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.

Reviews (222)

Very happy w/ middle school book

Aug 06, 2020
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Heather B.
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Subscribed for 1 month

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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Great service!

Sep 10, 2021
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Desty G.
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Subscribed for 8 months

The book drop is simply amazing! Great selections in books as well as great shipping and delivery

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AMAZING

May 10, 2021
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Brennon B.
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Subscribed for 6 months

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
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Leann B.
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Subscribed for 2 months

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
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Carolyn B.
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Subscribed for 30 days

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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Always a Great Book Choice

4 days ago
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Stephanie H.
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Subscribed for 8 months

I have tried out soo many book boxes; and was continually disappointed...shipping delays, not great items in the boxes and so so books. NOT with Bookdrop. For a small independent store that have really succeed in creating a fabulous book box. I have enjoyed at least 80% or more of the books I have gotten. And have been a steady subscriber for well over a year.
I have multiple subscriptions through them for Tea, Bubbly and Coffee. I have also gotten their seasonal add-ons and have never been disappointed in the quality. They ship on time; all the time (at least in the last year LOL). They even sent out one of the books signed by the author; which was a fabulous surprise! They also include the Indie list every month (which is wonderful set of book recommendations)
They have gotten me to try books I have never would have picked up off the shelf and I have so many new authors on my favorites list as a result. They don't pick the mainstream books you see advertised in B&N/Amazon lists. Their website is easy to navigate. I've gotten some of their other items - sweatshirt, mugs etc. And have been consistently happy with the products. They also have all old books from previous boxes listed for years historically on their website (and I use this list when I am bored to find something new) - this is great as a...

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Best Book Subscription Service

Sep 14, 2021
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Debbie W.
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Subscribed for 4 months

After trying other book subscriptions, the Book Drop is the best! Love the Books for Tea and Coffee since they alternate every month between historical fiction and mysteries. I love that these books are ones I might not have picked myself but have thoroughly enjoyed! You can also pause your subscription for a month in case you want to catch up! Highly recommend.

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Thrilling Book Subscription

Sep 11, 2021
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Kelly P.
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Subscribed for 11 months

I love my Books for Coffee subscription from Book Drop! They always come up with something unexpected or an author who is new to me. I enjoy the notes that come with each book, often from the author. Every book that I’ve received in the past year has been a thrill - as they should be - since Books for Coffee is for thrillers, mysteries and suspense.

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Joy in a box!

Sep 04, 2021
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Victoria Z.
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Subscribed for 10 months

Always so excited to receive a beautifully packaged new book!

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Book Drop is the best mail!

Jun 29, 2019
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Christina G.
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Subscribed for 5 months

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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