7566 Main Street

Sykesville, MD  21784




Fri, Nov 28th: 9-8

Sat, Nov 29th: 9-8

December Regular Hours:

Sun: 11-5

Mon & Tues: 10-5

Wed & Thurs: 10-7

Fri: 10-9

Sat: 10-8

Special Dates:

Dec. 5th - First Friday: 12

Hours of Christmas: 10-10

Dec. 6th - Merry Main



Dec. 12th - Cookies on


Street: 10-9

Dec. 19th - PJ Party Polar

Express Storytime: 10-9

Dec. 22 & 23rd: 10-8

Dec. 24th: 10-3

Dec. 25th CLOSED



New and Lightly Loved Books for the Whole Family

Regular Hours:

Sun: 12-4

Mon, Tues & Sat: 10-5

Wed, Thurs & Fri: 10-7

Please Note, during winter months, we may,at times, have to close early due to the weather. 



LOTS of great things going on in town starting on Friday, Nov. 28th.  We have a lot of fun things planned so please make us and Main Street part of your Holiday this year.  Make sure you check out our Event Page and Holiday Picks.  The Holiday Season is upon us and all of us at A LIKELY STORY wish you a Happy, Healthy, Holiday Season and New Year.  May all your blessings be realized now and in the future.

Thanks for shopping Local -




A Likely Story Bookstore, located in historic downtown Sykesville Maryland, is Carroll County's most exciting and only independent bookstore. It's eclectic mix of books includes hard covers, paperbacks, new and used books in all genres. There's Mystery, Romance, Memoir, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Religious, Science Fiction, Cooking, Classics, Young Adult, and a Wonderful Children's selection – You name it, we've probably got it - or can get it for you quickly!

In addition, A Likely Story carries a wide range of merchandise - Cards, Journals, Toys, Games, and Puzzles (That you won't find in Wal-Mart!), Novelty and Gift Items, and Seasonal Gifts. We are always looking for that unique item to put in the store. Gift certificates and gift subscriptions are also available. So much to see and enjoy!