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The Alexander House Booklovers' Bed & Breakfast


Location: 30535 Linden Ave., Princess Anne, Md.

Drive time: Just under three hours.

Cost: $95-$140

The scoop: Themed rooms named after literary luminaries like Jane Austen, Langston Hughes and Robert Louis Stevenson make this B&B on Maryland’s Eastern Shore a real treat for voracious readers. Innkeepers Peter and Elizabeth Alexander encourage stimulating conversation in front of the fireplace in the Mark Twain parlor and library, amid shelf after shelf of classics from every era. No phones, TVs or computers makes for a truly relaxing retreat.

Amenities: A full breakfast (featuring crêpes and other French-style fare), afternoon tea, and evening liqueur and cordials are all served at the in-house café named for French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Meals low in fat, sugar and salt are available upon request.

Don’t miss: The historic district of Princess Anne, with its restored Colonial, Federal and Victorian homes, small boutiques, antique and coffee shops, and fun dining spots.

Contact: (410) 651-5195, bookloversbnb.com

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