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 program 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 27 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 Hudson. Amanda still curates every single subscription! The Book Drop strives to bring the independent bookstore experience to readers' doors all over the world via book each month. 

The Book Drop started in the little back office at Bethany Beach Books but quickly outgrew this space. We now pack every subscription by hand at an offsite location. Each package 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 subscription 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 subscription program 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 subscription 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 Hudson

Creator & Curator of The Book Drop, Amanda is always busy reading & doing her best to find the incredible reads for our subscribers!  When she's not doing that, she is usually squeezing her one-eyed cat, Winks, eating ice cream sandwiches, or traveling.   

Zandria

Zandria is Bethany Beach Book's Event Coordinator and Amanda's right-hand-woman. When she isn't planning epic author events, she's heading our Book Drop shipping department. Without her, no one would get their books on time or so beautifully packed! (Without her, Amanda would also probably lose her mind!)

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.

shopsmall2