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. 



LOTS of great things going on this winter.  We have author Nadia Hashimi visiting on February 24th and coming for a return visit is Author Laura Lippman on March 5th.  We also have a storytime scheduled for March 28th with Mary Poppins and Bert.  Be sure to view our events page for details. 

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!