About Us

We know, sadly, not everyone has an independent bookstore in their town, so we are bringing the independent bookstore to you!   

The Book Drop is a subscription box lovingly run by a little independent bookstore at the beach, Bethany Beach Books. Bethany Beach Books has been Bethany Beach, Delaware's independent bookstore for over 25 years. Established in 1991, Bethany Beach Books is just steps from the boardwalk and open daily, year round.

The Book Drop was created in 2015 by Bethany Beach Book's manager, Amanda Zirn. The Book Drop strives to bring the independent bookstore experience to readers' doors all over the world via book each month. 

The Book Drop box started in the little back office at Bethany Beach Books but quickly outgrew this space. We now pack every box by hand at an offsite location. Each box is then loaded into the back of one of our booksellers' cars and hand delivered to our local post office. A lot of love, time, and effort goes into each box before it reaches its reader.

Our Mission

Our mission is to spread the love of reading by exposing people to really amazing books they wouldn't otherwise find. 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 each month.

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 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,you won't find that here...  we don't deal in cheap, we deal in fantastic, fabulous, & marvelous books. 

Meet the Team

Amanda Zirn

Creator & Curator of The Book Drop, Amanda is always busy reading for book clubs & doing her best to find the very best reads for you!  When she's not doing that, she is usually hugging her one-eyed cat Winks, eating ice cream sandwiches, or traveling.  Feel free to contact Amanda at   Amanda@BethanyBeachBooks.com or follow her on Instagram -  @az.andthe.atlas  

Zandria

Zandria is Bethany Beach Book's Event Coordinator and the newest member of our team. When she isn't planning epic author events, she's helping stuff books, pack boxes, and deliver shipments to the post office. Without her, no one would get their boxes on time or beautifully packed!

Professional Book Worms

A lot of other professional book worms help make The Book Drop what it is! 

We get a lot of help from our Publisher Reps who help find the best hidden gems for us. We also receive recommendations from our lovely book club members, customers, and year-round booksellers.