Woman-Owned & Women-Led

We know sadly not everyone has an independent bookstore in their town, so we are bringing the independent bookstore experience 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 30 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 & book-buyer, Amanda Zirn Hudson. Amanda still curates many of our subscriptions! The Book Drop strives to bring the independent bookstore experience to readers all over the world via surprise book each month. 

The Book Drop started in the little back office at Bethany Beach Books but quickly outgrew that space. We now pack every subscription by hand at at our second location - our Book Drop headquarters - in West Fenwick Island, Delaware. A lot of love, time, and effort goes into each subscription before it reaches its reader.

Visit Us!

Come visit us at The Book Drop headquarters! We pack every single subscription here and also have a mini bookstore.

38017 Fenwick Shoals Blvd, Selbyville, Delaware 19975


The Book Drop is currently open for shopping & customer service: 

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm EST

Tuesdays & Saturdays: 10am-4pm EST

Closed on Sundays

*We are a small team, our hours may fluctuate. Please check our Google Listing for exact hours each day*


Or come visit us at our main bookstore, Bethany Beach Books! We're open daily, year-round, and are just steps away from the beach.

99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930

Bethany Beach Books

Our Mission

Our mission is to spread the love of reading by exposing people to really amazing books & incredible authors. 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 select their favorite books and sending them your way once a month. It's about helping people discover fantastic reads & diverse authors, and putting marvelous books into the hands of readers - books they might not 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 doing her best to find the most incredible reads for our subscribers or brainstorming the next project. When she's not doing that, she is usually squeezing her one-eyed cat, Winks, or chasing her two mini humans. Amanda is a big mood reader & loves a good memoir.


Julia is a wonderful unicorn of a teammate in that she oversees so much & does it flawlessly. Julia created & curates our Elixir mailing and also oversees & curates our Bubbly and Young Adult mailings. Julia handles a lot of our customer service, writes a million gift notes, and packs at the speed of light. Without Julia, Book Drop would not happen.

Hale & Carmen

Hale & Carmen are our epic wrapping & packing team. These booksellers ensure our books are well taken care of before they get sent to our readers. Hale & Carmen also help receive shipments, prepare supplies, and oversee our physical Book Drop shop.