Thank you for supporting an independent bookstore!

With every Book Drop purchase, you're supporting Bethany Beach Books, an independent bookstore that has been serving readers since 1991. As of November 2020, you'll also be helping to support our official Book Drop shop in Selbyville, Delaware - yay!

Our next mailing will ship November 18th. Need books sooner? Shop here.

Interested in working for The Book Drop? Details here!

Bringing the independent bookstore to you

& readers in over 30 countries through a monthly book subscription service

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How The Book Drop works

A surprise monthly book subscription from an independent bookstore!

When you sign up for The Book Drop, you'll receive a surprise hand-wrapped paperback book. Each month we select our most favorite staff picks and hidden-gem reads and send them to readers around the world. We take the worry out of selecting your next read by bringing the independent bookstore to you via The Book Drop!

Simply decide which subscription is right for you, choose your subscription length, and enjoy some fabulous books!

Support an Independent Bookstore


Yay for 29+ years!

The Book Drop is curated and powered by Bethany Beach Books, an independent bookstore since 1991! We are located steps from the beach in Bethany Beach, Delaware and are the town's only independent bookstore. We understand not everyone has an independent bookstore in their town so we are bringing the independent to you! We host over 100 events every summer, including many author signings! For more information on our store and to check our event schedule, head here. 

Hidden Gem Reads


A team of book lovers is better than any algorithm

We understand that unless you are in an independent bookstore all the time or immersed in the book industry, it can be intimidating picking out a fantastic book.  We also know you can find and purchase books from That-Site-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named. We are real life humans, though, who read for a living... and recommend books for a living. With the help of our booksellers, publisher reps, book club members, and our curator, a lot of book experience is being put into your books!

We Love the Planet


We work hard to make sure our packages are as environmentally-friendly as possible

We hate receiving something in the mail when the box is too big and stuffed with a ridiculous amount of packaging material. To ensure our packages are as environmentally-friendly as possible we ship our books in reusable padded envelopes made from recycled materials. Instead of using crinkle paper fluff we hand-wrap every book in reusable tissue paper, this not only allows you to reuse our packaging but we think it's super cute.  

TWO exciting book clubs in October!

All Book Drop subscribers are welcome to join!


More Info. / To Sign Up

Subscriptions & renewals purchased between October 21st - November 17th will ship November 18th.

Thank you for supporting independent bookstores!

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