A Likely Story Bookstore, located in historic downtown Sykesville Maryland, is Carroll County's most exciting and only independent bookstore.
We are an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Opened in 2006, the store provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and community support. We are dedicated to keeping our community a SHOP LOCAL community.
In addition, A Likely Story Bookstore has a great selection of "Lightly Loved" Books. We also carry many great gift ideas including cards, games, puzzles, mugs, journals and so much more. Our Book Clubs have continued to grow since our opening. We offer a 15% discount on our "Book of the Month" picks. We also have a Frequent Buyer Club - just ask us about it at the counter. Our Community outreach includes activities and events for local charities, school support and donations and community sponsorships of local events and schools.
Gift certificates and gift subscriptions are also available. So much to see and enjoy!
Why Shop at A Likely Story Bookstore and Other Independent Businesses?
To keep your money in your community: about three times as much than if you shop at a chain and infinitely more than at a web-only vendor. Money that stays in your community pays for schools, parks, roads, and essential services.
To help us continue to support many local charities and causes.
To support the Community of book lovers. We have hundreds of events for authors every year, many for first-time writers and local authors.
To encourage variety. The combined offerings of independents offer you a wide selection of books. We order daily and if we do not have it, we can get it to you, usually within 24-48 hours. We are not a big box and thus do not have the space or money of a big box. What we are is a local, independent with the service you cannot get at a big box.
Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstore!