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A Likely Story, located in Midway, Ky, is owned and operated by mother-daughter duo Ashlee and Anagail (Annie) Denington. The idea for a local independent bookstore was born in 2018 after Annie developed a neurologic disorder that drastically changed her plans for her future. Due to the global covid pandemic, their plans were modified. Originally hoping to open a store front, they opted to open an online bookstore first, as they continued to work through the process of opening a brick-and-mortar store during the pandemic. As of April 2023, their brick-and-mortar is open for business complete with new and "loved" books as well as gifts and other novelty items. Their "loved" offerings are books that have been read and enjoyed by others. Every book in the bookstore has been hand selected by Annie and Ashlee. We also offer online shopping through our Bookshop page where you can browse new books from warehouses all over the country and ship directly to you. 

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Mission Statement

“A Likely Story” is an independent bookstore selling new books, buying and selling used books and selling reading, book related items and other gifts to our customers.  Our mission is to provide an affordable and eco-friendly option for people who love reading.  We will promote the value of and pleasure in reading, as well as be a friend to the surrounding communities.

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