A new subscription book service from your favorite booksellers at the Jersey Shore

One staff-recommended paperback delivered to your door every month


Hand-Packaged by booksellers who love reading as much as you do

When it comes to book recommendations, BookTowne (an independent bookstore in Manasquan, NJ) has earned the trust of our community over the past 10 years.  Whether you are a frequent customer or live far away,  BookTide will deliver the experience of our tiny bookstore right to your door.

1. Sign Up

Choose the BookTide subscription plan that works best for you.

2.  We Find you the Perfect Book

Our dedicated staff selects an amazing new paperback and hand-packages every box

3. Your Box is Delivered

Happy Reading!

Rita and her staff have an innate sense of the community's literary interests. They know what book you were looking for before you do! 

Mike Farragher

There's nothing better then the cozy feeling of this Main Street book shop in a world of busy clutter

Jennifer Rose

Such an amazing hidden gem! I am always amazed at the wide selection for such a tiny little bookshop. So refreshing compared to that big chain store. 

Shannon C.

Get the next batch

Sign up by the 14th of each month to receive your BookTIDE Box the top of the next month.


How often will I get this box?

Your BookTide box will be delivered to your door every month

What types of books are chosen?

Right now our BookTide selections will always be paperback fiction, but we hope to expand to more options in the future. Books will be hand-selected by our staff, so you will be able to discover new books with the assurance that someone you trust has read and loved it before you.

What's in the box?

In every box you will get a staff-selected book, a BookTowne Bookmark, a personal note from the staff-member who selected it, and  one copy of  IndieNext List book recommendations for the month.

Can I Return Books from my BookTide Box?

As we are intentionally choosing great books that have been overlooked, it is unlikely that we will choose a book you have already read. However, if you have,  or it is a book you simply do not like, we encourage you to gift that month's book to  someone you know who would enjoy it.