7566 Main street

Sykesville, MD 21784


410-795-1718

Store Hours

Sunday: Noon to 4PM

Mon, Tue, Sat: 10AM to 5PM

Wed, Thu,Fri: 10AM to 7PM

We are generally closed on major holidays


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!

New and Lightly

Loved Books! 

Summer is getting ready to start and kids are getting out of school.  Don't forget to stop by for the newest and best summer reads.  We can recommend some great reads for you and your whole family. Look for the signed editions for wonderful gift ideas!  We have signed editions of books by David Baldacci, Kate DiCamillo, Laura Lippman, Karen Kingsbury, Jeffery Deaver and more!

Main Street is growing and getting better every day. Come down and see all the changes!

Please support your Independent business and SHOP LOCAL! 

-Debbie