Brighter Days Book


Brighter Days, the first book by the brothers Andreas, Gabriel and Matthew, was composed during the height of Covid-19. It's made to foster comfort and care for those we love (be they near or far). It's jam-packed with all our best stuff. Colorful art and thought-provoking stories that have become prints, cards, and other delights (and of course some things you can only find inside its colorful depths). We're proud of how it turned out, and we hope you enjoy it too.

◊ a nice sturdy softcover that feels smooth and pleasing 
◊ 104 pages of spirit nourishing illustrations, poems, and stories
◊ a sweet mix of humor, wistfulness, and beauty
◊ a wonderful gift to comfort and amuse

Consider this book as a bedside companion on cold winter nights, tuck it into your briefcase, or purse, and sneak it with you on the train or bus to read, or just to know that something pleasant is only a page away.


We are a family-run art and gift company located in the upper rightmost corner of Iowa in a town called Decorah, in an area known as the driftless region, in a crater left by a 470 million-year-old meteorite.

You would think that living in a valley surrounded by alien shale would have an effect on people, and you might be right, but to our knowledge there have been no studies to determine the truth of the matter. As far as we can tell, people around here seem normal enough, but then again, once you go beneath the surface of just about anything, things can get weird fast.

Doing our best to bottle a little of our own weirdness, we spend our days making art and thinking about things like whether it is worth the extra effort to toast the bread before you make a sandwich, or the true meaning of flowers, or what the world would be like if everyone tried a bit harder to be nice to each other.

In a fortunate twist of fate, we are lucky enough to get to make pleasant things for you to share with the people in your life, to tell them how much they mean to you, and that is something we are really quite happy about. So thank you, from all of us here at StoryPeople, for helping us to spread a bit of gentleness throughout this wild world, one friendly story at a time. 


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