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How has „The Story Store” began?

Everybody wants to know. And, as silly as it sounds,

it all began with a single story.

I am Cristina Guraliuc and I create the unique books in The Story Store. I graduated Journalism and I travelled the world to become the best storyteller I could be. It wasn’t until I became a mother that I felt like the best story for myself has been written. And it has.

I have the most wonderful family and I truly believe stories can change the world.

“The Story Store” came to life one night when my little one was crying and nothing seemed to do any good. I then came up with a story about a little girl who lived by the sea. My words managed to soothe her better than anything else. So by the time I finished up the story, she was already asleep. That was a moment of revelation for me.

I suddenly realised how powerful stories can be. How they can heal and bring joy. And everybody has a story that needs to be told, isn’t it? Children are super excited when they see their name in a book and adults are proud to be the hero of their own book. That’s why I like to believe that personalised books have no age whatsoever. They are for everybody.

See who is helping me out

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“I love playing with words and make-up.” Anca is the most organized person on Earth. Probably on Mars as well. She is the editor that takes care of every single story that comes out. She carefully revises each word and […]

Happy Writer

“I’m a story-believer and mother, in love with words.” Cristina is the happy writer and the creator of The Story Store. She absolutely loves her family, she has a daughter that inspires her, but whenever he runs out of that […]

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