The Book Drop

Receive hidden gem books from an independent bookstore at the beach!

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Product Overview
  • Our next mailing, the June mailing, will ship June 22nd. We send an email with tracking information as soon as we start packing your book. We ship via USPS. International shipping rates available. Exact shipping dates for future months are always posted on our homepage every month.
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Bringing the independent bookstore to you!
*June subscriptions available 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: 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


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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 will Books for Tea be back in stock?Asked by Jillian B., March 2020


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Q: Any examples of a prior middle grade drop? Asked by Keith M., May 2020

I received We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey in my April box.

by Katy B., May 2020

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Wonder Package to Get in the Mail

May 02, 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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Happiness in the Mail!

May 04, 2020
Katie S.
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I just joined Book drop this month and I couldn’t be more happy about it! I was looking for a book subscription that was just a book and a lot of extra stuff. I also love that it’s supporting an independent bookstore! I’m so excited to me read book and can’t wait for the following month selections! Book mail is the best mail!

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Book Mail is the Best Mail

May 04, 2020
Nikki P.
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The Book Drop is an excellent choice for book lovers. Not only is the book selection too notch, the package comes beautifully wrapped with a few extra goodies.

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Excellent subscription box!

May 02, 2020
Allison N.
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Great subscription box! With custom touches like a letter from the author and a card, this is an excellent value. I consider myself pretty in the know about books and the selection is one I hadn’t even heard of. What a pleasant surprise. Thank you!

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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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Beautifully Curated Book Subscription

6 days ago
Amber L.
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I'm in love with The Book Drop. I've been a subscriber for 6 months, and am consistently impressed with the quality of this subscription. The books are well curated and thoughtfully packaged with a note explaining just why the booksellers chose each book. I also appreciate the extras (signed bookplates, lovely bookmarks, author letters). It's clear that the booksellers at Bethany Beach Books actually read their selections before choosing them. These are books I would not otherwise have found or necessarily picked up (they're described in the subscription as "hidden gems"), but I can trust them to be well written and enjoyable. As many others have said, The Book Drop mail is the best kind of mail.

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Great value; great reads!

May 19, 2020
Darci I.
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I have a slight book buying problem which has evolved into a book subscription problem. My initial attraction to "The Book Drop" was, honestly, the prices. Some of those subscriptions are so outrageously priced that I can't justify the cost. I read further into it and became more interested when I read this subscription would help support an independent bookstore, which is always a good thing. My first book was Red Letter Days. Oh My Goodness. What a great choice! I probably would not have picked it for myself, but I'm glad someone did. I couldn't put it down and the ending was incredible. Thank you for introducing me to stories I would not have otherwise found. You have amazing taste and want your job. LOL. I look forward to what's coming next.

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A nice distraction

May 14, 2020
Brittany H.
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I just signed up last month. With my local library closed and tired of eBooks, I was happy to find this alternative to escape from CoVID-19.
I'm halfway through The Red Letters and I love it! It's nice to have something to look forward to on a monthly basis. Highly recommend!

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First Book

May 03, 2020
Heidi G.
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Subscribed for 29 days
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Just received my first Book Drop - Red Letter Days - and I am so happy! I love the surprise aspect of this subscription. I hadn't heard about this book previously, but can't wait to read it. I have the Coffee and Tea subscription, which makes the excitement even better. So happy to have found this!

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Perfect for a Bookworm!

May 03, 2020
Katie C.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I have subscribed to The Book Drop for 3 months now, and I love it! For a bookworm like me, receiving a surprise book in the mail every month is fantastic! The books have been high-quality and two out of the three have included book plates signed by the author. I've been introduced to new authors, and read books that I probably would not have picked out otherwise. I originally signed up for a 3-month subscription to "Books for Tea" and I just re-subscribed for another 3 months. This one is worth your money!

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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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