7566 Main Street

Sykesville, MD 21784




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. 



We are very excited about the authors we have coming to A LIKELY STORY this year.  Be sure to check them out on the Events page.  Like us on facebook or follow us on twitter to receive the most up to date information.  Lots of happenings around town too.  Mimosa's on Main Street, Art & Wine festival, First Fridays, and more coming to Sykesville.  We would like to restart our children's summer book clubs.  You can help by passing the word so we can see about interest in this summer activity.   

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!