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 daily for shopping & customer service: 

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm EST

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm EST

*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

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 nearly 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 every single subscription! 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 this space. We now pack every subscription by hand at at our second location & Book Drop headquarters in West Fenwick Island, Delaware. 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 & 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. When she's not doing that, she is usually squeezing her one-eyed cat, Winks, or eating ice cream sandwiches.

Zandria, Julia, Hayley, & Carmen 

Without this group of incredible booksellers, The Book Drop would never happen! This amazing group wraps every single book, packs every mailer, puts bows on every gift - they are the powerhouse behind The Book Drop.

Professional Bookworms

A lot of other professional bookworms 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 awesome bookstore staff.