The Book Drop

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  • Next mailing: April 20th & 21st. All subscriptions purchased between 3/16 - 4/19 will ship April 20th & 21st. We send an email with tracking information as soon as we start packing your box. Boxes are shipped via USPS, we also ship internationally! Exact shipping dates for future months are always posted on our homepage every month.
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Bringing the independent bookstore to you!
*Sign up for April now!* Each month we pick our favorite "hidden gem" books readers may not discover otherwise and send them your way! We understand that sadly not everyone has an independent bookstore near them, so we are bringing the independent bookstore to you! Gift messages come handwritten & each book is wrapped!
  • +INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE VIBE: The Book Drop is powered by Bethany Beach Books, an independent bookstore that has been serving Southern Delaware since 1991. Bethany Beach Books' focuses on being a very present part of their community, giving back, and supporting other independent bookstores throughout the nation.
  • +SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS: The Book Drop is powered and run by Bethany Beach Books, a woman-owned and women-led bookstore.
  • +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: When will Books for Tea be back in stock?Asked by Jillian B., March 2020


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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

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 does this come back into stock and will this be a good for 19 year old girl to read ?Asked by Isabelle R., September 2019

The Book Drop reviewsReviews

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It's what they advertise!

Jan 25, 2020
Lacey C.
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They sent me exactly what I asked for(a YA novel), and it arrived on time.

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4 days ago
Nadia S.
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I recently went on subscribing spree and signed up for a bunch of book boxes. The Book Drop is my favorite so far! It shipped very quickly and I received a gem of a book that I would of never found on my own. Also got a pretty plant themed bookmark. I am very happy with the value and love that I am supporting an independent bookstore.

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Better than BOTM!

4 days ago
Jennifer D.
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I love this subscription service! I used to do book of the month but they stopped giving extras so it wasn’t worth it to me. With this book subscription not only is it a surprise but you always get a thoughtful note, sometimes you get the authors signature that you can stick in your book and you always get a really cute little bookmark! The shopping is quick and good for the environment! What more could you ask!?

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I love the subscription box

Mar 10, 2020
Nicole B.
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The last few packages of books I truly enjoyed. I will continue to use book drop.i truly love book drop

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The Book Drop said...Mar 12, 2020

Thank you so much, Nicole! Happy reading!

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Book Drop is the best mail!

Jul 02, 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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Disappointing :(

Mar 03, 2020
Ash H.
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I love books, independent bookstores, and getting mail, so this seemed like the perfect subscription for me! I signed up for 6 months of the "books for coffee" box and was disappointed with the books I received. They seemed like cast-offs: poorly rated and generally not very good reads. (One was even pretty racist and xenophobic.) The extras were a nice touch, but I haven't recommended the books I received to anyone else and won't be renewing my subscription.

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The Book Drop said...Mar 12, 2020

Hi Ash, thank you for reviewing The Book Drop. We're very sorry to hear that you have been disappointed with our selections. We're also very concerned that you found one of our selections racist/xenophobic - we'd love to continue this conversation as we strive to send open-minded, diverse, and mindful selections to our readers. We'd love to hear your thoughts. We'll be in contact via the email on your account. Thank you again for the feedback and happy reading!

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Just what I’d hoped for!

Feb 29, 2020
Brenna B.
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This is my first book subscription, and I am thrilled so far. I don’t need a lot of frills, but I love the bookmark and the notes from the author and The Book Drop make me eager to read the book. Most importantly, the book itself is one I’ve never heard of, but seems right up my alley. I love the surprise of an educated recommendation and finding books and authors outside of my usual fare. Very excited to dig in!

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Really enjoyed it

Jan 31, 2020
Mi B.
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I wish it came with a small bag of coffee since it is called books for coffee but I do enjoy my subscription

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Enjoyable

Jan 29, 2020
Julie H.
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New to the "club" and just received my first package....LOVE it! The book is perfect, exactly what I enjoy reading! And, the packaging is great, nothing bent.

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Enjoying

Jan 28, 2020
Jean C.
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I searched for a book club without so many rules and one that would select the book for me. Really impressed with The Book Drop so far.

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Past boxes 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.

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 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 (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 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 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.

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