A monthly surprise book subscription program

from an independent bookstore at the beach

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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 titles across a handful of genres 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 30+ 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.