Alexander House Booklovers B & B

30535 Linden Ave. (corner of Linden & Beckford Ave.), Princess Anne, MD 21853 USA (Show map)
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Featured on the NBC Today Show, in The Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, Budget Travel and Chesapeake Life Magazine. 2012 winner of the Maryland Life Magazine Reader's Choice Award for Finest B & B on the Lower Eastern Shore. Come down in time to a place that celebrates books and writers. The Alexander House Booklovers Bed & Breakfast is a literary-themed Victorian home in the Princess Anne historic district; it features dramatic colors and whimsical details that create a feel-good, relaxed atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the jazzy Harlem Renaissance of The Langston Hughes Room; dream a high seas-adventure in The Robert Louis Stevenson Room; revel in the romance of Regency England in the grand Jane Austen Room, relax with a book in the Mark Twain Reading Parlor & Library. Partake of a gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or evening liquour in the charmingly French Cafe Colette (for inn guests only). Enjoy a stroll through the relaxed historic town of Princess Anne, filled with lovingly preserved homes from the Colonial, Federal and Victorian eras. Between the Beach (wild ponies of Assateague or Ocean City) and the Chesapeake Bay, we are surrounded by lush rivers (canoeing and kayaking) and open savannahs. It's a wildlife and bird haven, a delight for nature lovers. Ask about our winter writers' retreats and girls getaway group rates. Bookloversbnbdotcom



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Incomparable bed and breakfast

5 on November 10, 2017

This was my first time staying at a b&b but it was an unforgettable experience. Every room was thoughtfully decorated with vintage furniture by the thoughtful host Liz. Despite our delayed arrival, Liz stayed up past the check in time to give a tour and an explanation of the author themed rooms. In the morning, Liz personally served a homemade breakfast in her quaint dining area and even took the time to converse with the occupents. She was extremely helpful in recommending activities in addition to providing directions. I would highly recommend Alexander's house for anyone seeking a quiet weekend escape.

Delightful experience.

3.2 on August 24, 2017

We only stayed 1 night but we were made to feel very welcome at this beautiful B&B. Very impressed with the décor of each themed room. Will most likely be returning to experience the house during a different season.

Wonderful Honeymoon

4.4 on June 21, 2017

Warm, welcoming and a night to remember! From the cozy room and bath tub to the sherry to end the night (or begin it) my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Princess Anne and this lovely B&B. The night just wasn't long enough to take in the atmosphere! We are planning on keeping this B&B as our tradition!

Wonderful stay at Alexander House

4.0 on May 31, 2017

We came to Maryland for our nephew's graduation and loved staying at Alexander House. Elizabeth was very welcoming, our room was delightful, breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed talking with the other guests. We are both avid readers so we particularly enjoyed all the book references and the themed rooms. PS - We tried to check off five stars but the site wouldn't permit???

Nice B and B with Book Lovers twist

5 on July 27, 2016

We had a great time, this B and B added a nice new element to traditional B and B even if you are not a book liver is a great place.

Hostess made this a perfect stay!

5 on May 13, 2015

Before heading to DC for a series of meetings, my wife and I wanted to explore the Delmarva peninsula. The first few days of our stay, we made trips to Assateague Island, enjoying the beach on the Atlantic side, and a great boat tour on the Chincoteague Island at the suggestion of our Hostess, Elizabeth. Since we are from Colorado, we especially counted on her knowledge of the local lore and high points for a short visit. Elizabeth was spot-on for dining suggestions as well. Then as we found time to visit, enjoyed her knowledge of literature as the rooms in the home suggest - Jane Austen, Langston Hughes, Robert Louis Stevenson., etc. One of the books must have covered breakfast recipes - all were great. If you are given the option, ask for the French Toast with the Apricot Compote - really a treat to start your day. Elizabeth not only shared her home, but her time in conversations with guests. Even at the first visit, she made us feel as welcome as a family member. We are sure to return for a visit just to enjoy the ambiance!

and very knowledgable about he area,giving great suggestions for places to visit, eat and discover.

5 on June 18, 2014

We visited Assateague to see the wild ponies, kayaked on the Manokin River and discovered treasures in the shops in town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lee and Dan Paashaus

So Relaxing!

5 on November 01, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a 3-day weekend last year. The innkeeper was so friendly and helpful, the stay was so peaceful and relaxing. I was recuperating from an illness and found the literary theme and reading room so restful. We'll be staying there again.

Amazing and unique experience

5 on October 18, 2011

The ambiance is wonderful, whimsical yet sophisticated. We loved our Jane Austen Room with all the little details that brought Jane to life. The Mark Twain Library has a great selection of books and a relaxing atmosphere. Elizabeth's breakfasts were marvelous, the crepes yummy! We also enjoyed the beautiful veranda, so private and colorful.

Really nice place

4.0 on April 24, 2011

Elizabeth, My husband and I really enjoyed our recent stay at your B and B. The Jane Austen room was really nice and the town of Princess Anne is really quaint. Loved your porch and breakfast was super! Also super pizza at the Flying Crane.

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Rooms & Rates

Jane Austen

Revel in the Romance of Regency England in this lovely room that celebrates Austen, the Literary English Rose. This is our largest, grandest room with an spacious 10 x 12 bathroom, featuring clawfoot tub in center, elegant pedestal sink, separate shower and private wc.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

Langston Hughes

Celebrate the literature, art and music of the Harlem Renaissance in sophisticated Art Deco style. Small bathroom with large shower (no tub).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Robert Louis Stevenson

Enjoy an adventure on the high seas in the whimsical Robert Louis Stevenson Room, with it's upper deck bed chamber. Keep on the lookout for pirates and treasures!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $85 - $110

The Secret Garden

Garden themed room based on the Beloved book The Secret Garden. Downstairs room with separate entry, full bath and queen bed overlooking back gardens. two-night minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$120 - $125

Check Dates


Location Type

In historic district, near Chesapeake Bay, Assateague National Seashore, Ocean City- 30 min. drive, Smith and Tangier Islands, Countryside, Small town


10 miles

Directions to property:

From Rt 13 (heading north or south, turn onto Linden Ave, go one long block east to stop sign. The Alexander House is at the southeast corner of Beckford and Linden Avenues. (From the north heading south: Linden turnoff is after the three lights of Princess Anne. From the south heading north on Rt. 13: it's the third right turn after entering Princess Anne limits (Nationwide Insurance cottage on corner of 13 and Linden). We are 50 minute drive from Ocean City, MD.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Chincoteague and wild ponies 30 minutes, Summer and Fall Farmers Market crafts & music. Wildlife Refuge-Bird sanctuary 1 mile, Teackle Mansion 3 blocks, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Electric vehicle charging, Fireplace, Fridge, Library , Lovely verandah on which to sit, day or night, microwave in cafe for guest use., Small refrigerator in cafe for guest use.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 5-9 M-F3-8 SaSu
  • Check Out:: 10:30 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Also no smoking on porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: except Jane Austen Room May to October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount booking through
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy: You must cancel your reservation 7 days or more prior to the date of stay reserved to avoid full room charges for all nights reserved. Cancellation Charge: $35 for any cancellation made 7 or more days prior to date reserved ( 10 or more days before a holiday/special event weekend). Full amount charged if cancelled less than 10 days from date of stay (less than 14 days on holiday/special event weekends stays).On holiday weekends we require 14 days prior notice of cancellation to avoid charges (weekend nearest the following holidays: Memorial Day--last weekend in May; July 4 weekend; Seagull Century 1st weekend in October; Easter--4th weekend in March, Christmas-4th weekend in December; Thanksgiving 4th weekend in November; and Labor Day--1st weekend in Sept.) .



Elizabeth & Peter Alexander

Languages spoken

some French/Italian, smattering of Japanese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Elizabeth is a retired journalist and teacher, now editing and writing books and plays. Peter is an architectural designer, master woodworker and avid sailing fanatic.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Cafe Collette, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian low sodium, Vegan

Signature Dish

Crepes filled with fresh fruit, vanilla yogurt and nuts