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Bringing the independent bookstore to you

& over 30 countries around the world.

Spreading the love of reading one fabulous book at a time. Receive a hand-picked paperback book once a month from an independent bookstore at the beach.

The Jane

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

I thought, in the middle of the hot and blistering summer, what better than to read an irresistible love story set against the backdrop of the ice-cold Antarctic landscape? My Last Continent is refreshingly original, vivid, and an entirely authentic love story. I personally love Seattle Times review of My Last Continent the most: “You turn the pages quickly, caught up in the not-of-this-world drama of it all: Despite the heat of the central duo’s connection, this is a world of ice, where warm hearts struggle to thrive. … Raymond shines in capturing a shivery sense of place, in taking us somewhere most of us will never go. … Romantic? Absolutely. Ominous? That, too.” Included you’ll also find a letter written just for us and a post card signed by Midge. Enjoy!—AZ    [This book shipped in our August box July 20th.]

The Ernest

The Substitute by Nicole Lundrigan  

“A spine-chiller for readers who appreciate language and refined, well-crafted plots” Quill & Quire
“A captivating psychological thriller that balances secrets & lies with identity and family.” Mystery Scene Magazine
“Equal parts disturbing, suspenseful, and raw, The Substitute will have you holding your breath until the very last page.” Ian Hamilton, award-winning author of the Ava Lee series
Included you’ll also find a signed bookplate from Nicole! Hoping for a certain type of mystery, thriller, or non-fiction? As we plan for our upcoming books over the next year, please feel free to email Amanda any
book-themed suggestions! Happy reading! —AZ    [This book shipped in our August box on July 20th.] 

Young Adult

Just Malice by Eileen Cook

Just Malice is a great summer mystery that leaves you wondering... If I were in Jill's situation what would I do? Do we ever really truly know ourselves or what we are capable of doing in the moment? If you woke up, didn't remember the last few weeks, and they told you that you were responsible for someone's death... maybe even using the word murder... what would you do? What would you think? This book kept me reading, I needed to know what happened. I also had a friend just like Simone. Needless to say, we are no longer friends. Included you’ll also find a letter from Eileen! Next month’s box will include a signed edition plus some extra exclusive goodies from the author! YAY! Enjoy! —AZ   [This book shipped in our August box on July 20th.] 

Children 8-12

The Summer of Lost & Found by Rebecca Behrens

Growing up, my family and I vacationed in Outer Banks, North Carolina, so when I started reading The Summer of Lost and Found I immediately fell in love with the story! Nell spends her summer on Roanoke Island with her Mom, who is a botanist. Nell’s Dad disappears and Nell is quickly swept up in searching for clues and discovering the mysteries of Roanoke and its lost colony. Part historical fiction, part mystery, this is an adventurous novel we are sure you’ll enjoy! Happy reading!! —AZ    [This book shipped in our August box on July 20th.] 

What is The Book Drop?

The Book Drop is a subscription box lovingly created & run by a little independent bookstore at the beach.   

Each month we will pick one of our favorite new reads that you may not have discovered otherwise. Our mission is to spread the love of reading by exposing people to really amazing books. We all have busy  lives and unless you are surrounded by books all day (like us lucky  folk), it's a bit overwhelming to pick out one REALLY good book when  there are so many options. That's what we are here for... to pick out  the best of the best and mail them your way, to be dropped on your  doorstep or mailbox.

We understand that you can get a better deal on that site-that-shall-not-be-named, but this box isn't about getting the cheapest price, it's about  having a small independent bookstore hand-select the perfect book for  your subscription box and sending it your way once a month. It's about helping people discover fantastic reads and putting marvelous books into the hands of readers, books they probably would never have discovered otherwise. If  you're looking for the cheapest box or the cheapest book, then this box  isn't for you... we don't deal in cheap, we deal in fantastic, fabulous, & marvelous books.           

How It Works

1. Set your preferences

Decide which box is right for you & then decide how long you want your initial subscription to be. You can switch from box-to-box between months in the event you want to mix it up a bit!

2. We pack your box

We'll start packing your box around the 18th of the month. We'll even send you an email with tracking information when we start the packing process!

3. Enjoy your fabulous book 

Sit back, relax, put your feet up, and tuck into your new hidden gem of a book! Bask in the fuzzy, warm, good-for-the-soul feeling you'll have because you decided to support a little, independent bookstore.

What's inside the box?

We pride ourselves on providing a simple box that focuses on a spectacular read that we are passionate about.

All Boxes Include: 

  • 1 trade paperback book
  • +
  • A note about why we love the book
  • +
  •  An Indie Next List brouchure for that month from IndieBound featuring hot new books that independent bookstores & booksellers LOVE (YA & Children boxes receive this quarterly)

Although we can't promise the following each month, more often than not our boxes may include:

  • A letter from the author
  • and/or
  • The book will be autographed by the author OR the book will include a signed bookplate from the author

Need help selecting your box?


Our most popular box & perfect for book clubs! You'll receive one historical fiction, contemporary fiction, or literary fiction paperback each month that we absolutely love. This is the curator's favorite box! (Don't tell the other boxes). If you enjoyed books like The Nightingale, Me Before You, All the Light We Cannot See, The Kitchen House, or The Light Between Oceans, this is probably the best box for you!


As an Ernest subscriber you'll receive one thriller, action, or suspense paperback each month! Sometimes we even sprinkle a little non-fiction throughout the year! If you enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10, City of Thieves, In the Woods, or Gone Girl, this might be your favorite box!


Our YA subscribers receive one paperback book each month appropriate for readers with a maturity  level of age 14-15+.  This box is perfect for the reader who likes to read a variety of books! We try to send an assortment of genres throughout the year while incorporating diverse characters.

Children 8-12

Subscribers to our Children box will receive one paperback book each month perfect for children ages 8-12!  We select an assortment of genres with strong characters, diversity, and positive themes! This is perfect for the child who enjoys a wide range of books and is currently at an average middle grade reading level. Please take a peek at our past books page to get a better idea of the books we send!

What readers are saying about The Book Drop

"What makes this subscription stand out from the rest is its loyalty to hidden gems. The Book Drop is dedicated to promoting books that are worth reading, even if they haven’t made the bestseller list. They actively select books that you could only find in an indie bookstore, or by talking to a fellow book lover. It’s all about the book community,  not the book business."

Gabrielle - Gabriellenblog

"I was sent the June Jane box and I absolutely love it. First off, the paperback they chose is absolutely gorgeous. This month we have a signed bookplate too! I am becoming a major fan of  signed bookplates and signed books in general. They’ve become something that make the whole book a bit better. There’s a fantastic letter in here that explains more about the book FROM THE AUTHOR. Both of these unique touches really bump up the value of the box, in my opinion. BUT what really makes this book box so special, and worthwhile  in my opinion, is the fact that you’re supporting an independent  bookstore. 

Lili - Utopia State of Mind

"Box #2 in my subscription gift! Can't wait for my bath & book evening!" 

Amber - @adskahl